Solved

Autofill pattern of dates

Posted on 2013-05-24
7
212 Views
Last Modified: 2013-05-24
Hi,

I would like to autofill a pattern of dates like below. Can anyone help me with this in excel?

2010.01
2010.01
2010.01
2010.01
2010.02
2010.02
2010.02
2010.02
2010.03
2010.03
2010.03
2010.03
0
Comment
Question by:mr_bungle89
  • 3
  • 3
7 Comments
 
LVL 43

Expert Comment

by:Saqib Husain, Syed
ID: 39195395
Are these entered as dates or as text?
0
 

Author Comment

by:mr_bungle89
ID: 39195399
as text
0
 
LVL 15

Expert Comment

by:David L. Hansen
ID: 39195412
Year.day OR Year.month?
0
Free Tool: Postgres Monitoring System

A PHP and Perl based system to collect and display usage statistics from PostgreSQL databases.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

 

Author Comment

by:mr_bungle89
ID: 39195415
sorry year.month
0
 
LVL 43

Expert Comment

by:Saqib Husain, Syed
ID: 39195417
How far do you want to go?

This will simply increment the digits after the decimal.

Enter the first four and then this formula

=LEFT(A2,5)&TEXT(RIGHT(A2,2)+1,"00")
0
 

Author Comment

by:mr_bungle89
ID: 39195429
thanks, but that doesn't work as when it goes past december it adds a '13' 2010.13 and does not go in to the new year.
0
 
LVL 43

Accepted Solution

by:
Saqib Husain, Syed earned 500 total points
ID: 39195431
Then try this

=TEXT(DATE(LEFT(A2,4),RIGHT(A2,2)+1,1),"YYYY.MM")
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Path Explorer

An intuitive utility to help find the CSS path to UI elements on a webpage. These paths are used frequently in a variety of front-end development and QA automation tasks.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This tutorial explains how to create a series of drop-down lists that are dependent upon prior selections to guide (“force”) the user to make the correct selection and reduce data errors within Microsoft Excel. Excel 2010 was used for this tutorial;…
Workbook link problems after copying tabs to a new workbook? David Miller (dlmille) Intro Have you either copied sheets to a new workbook, and after having saved and opened that workbook, you find that there are links back to the original sou…
This Micro Tutorial demonstrates how to create Excel charts: column, area, line, bar, and scatter charts. Formatting tips are provided as well.
This Micro Tutorial demonstrates in Microsoft Excel how to consolidate your marketing data by creating an interactive charts using form controls. This creates cool drop-downs for viewers of your chart to choose from.

821 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question