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Posted on 2013-06-06
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The below IF statement is not working as I need it to be

=IF(H2<10/29/2012,"Pre","Post")

What I need to do is check the date in H2 and if it is less than 10/29/2012 then return Pre, else return Post.
The date formating for H2 = xx/xx/xxxx
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Question by:Frank Freese
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by:barry houdini
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10/29/2012 won't be recognised as a date like that,  try either

=IF(H2<"10/29/2012"+0,"Pre","Post")

or better to use unambiguous DATE function like this

=IF(H2<DATE(2012,10,29),"Pre","Post")

regards, barry
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=IF(H2<DATEVALUE("10/29/2012"),"Pre","Post")
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by:Frank Freese
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both great answers
thank you
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