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Hi,

In the attached ss can you look at tab "Sales" and column L

I am trying to pick the year from Column A

Can i use a choose formula like i did in Column I?

Many thanks
Seamus
The-howl-sales.xlsx
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Hi Seamus,

You can use CHOOSE in column L like you do column I, but I don't know what you'd get out of it. You'd have to subtract the year below the smallest year, so the first year would result in a 1. For example, to make the years use the last two digits in word format, you could use
=CHOOSE(YEAR(A2)-2011,"Twelve","Thirteen","Fourteen")
But I don't know why you'd ever want to do that.

For column L just use =YEAR(A2) and put the number format as General. Then your autofilter can easily filter by year.

Matt

EDIT: Brief explanation of choose. CHOOSE uses a numeric result between 1 and 254 to return a result. So if A2 had a number between 1 and 254, you could use
=CHOOSE(A2,"result if one","result if two","result if three",etc). That is why you use it for column I, because the WEEKDAY formula returns 1-7.
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Perfect Matt,

For column L just use =YEAR(A2) and put the number format as General. Then your autofilter can easily filter by year.

Is what i was looking for

Thanks!
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