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Date formula in two different cells

Posted on 2013-02-07
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Hi Experts

I have the following date formula in cell a2 =Text(Now(),"mmm yy")
Works fine

In cell A1 I would like to show 01/02/13 - currently I have =a2 as the formula in cell A1...

So the end result has to refer cell A2 but be shown as 01/02/13 in A1...

I believe need to apply a custom formula selecting cell and going to front cells> custom etc...
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Hi,

You could use =DATEVALUE(A2)

and format it

Regards
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by:route217
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Thanks for the feedback
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by:barry houdini
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Do you mean A1 should show the 1st of the current month? You can do that by using

=TODAY()-DAY(TODAY())+1

or if you want to refer to A2 try

=(1&A2)+0

format as a date

regards, barry
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by:barry houdini
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Hey, I was too slow!

Good answer Rgonzo1971!

regards, barry
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