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Date help, within 60 days of Aug 6

Posted on 2014-09-25
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Experts,

I might be able to figure out how to do this but I dont want to run the risk of relying on myself.  :)
I need to modify the below to show 60 days after Aug 6

=DATE(YEAR(NOW()),CHOOSE(MONTH(NOW()),IF(DAY(NOW())>15,7,1),7,7,7,7,7,IF(DAY(NOW())>15,13,7),13,13,13,13,13),15)

the above shows the 15 of either Jan or July

thank you
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by:Jerry Miller
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You may be over thinking this or I don't fully understand what you are trying to accomplish. If you only need the date that is 60 days from 8-6, put that date in a cell (A5 in my example) and use =A5+60 in B5 or where ever you wan to display the value 10-5-2014.

Days is the default date value in adding / subtracting dates. If you want any other value it is a little more complex, but here is a good tutorial.


http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel-help/add-or-subtract-dates-HP010342155.aspx
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by:Glenn Ray
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First, 60 days after August 6 is ALWAYS October 5.  Once you know that it's easier to construct the formula.

Going back to your previous questions regarding cutoff, the presumption here is that you want to return a fixed cutoff date (i.e., 60 days after Aug 6, or Oct 5) if the current date is less than or equal to August 5.

However, unlike your previous questions, you're not providing a second cutoff date.  Presumably, this may be six months away (February 6), but that's not clear.   What, for example, should the result be if today's date was November 1?

-Glenn
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by:pdvsa
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Hello once again, Glenn, for this one there is not a second date.  It is just simply 60 days after Aug 6.  

Jerry:  you have been a little out of the loop in my previous questions.  I was sure that either Glenn or Philip would be responding.  I think its a little more difficult but maybe you are right I am thinking too much into it.  I can say that I can not reference a cell within the formula.
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by:pdvsa
ID: 40344738
quite possibly it is this?
DATE(YEAR(NOW()),8,6)+60
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by:Glenn Ray
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According to your formula, November 1 - or ANY date in 2014 would return October 5.  Is that correct?

Or, should dates after October 5 yield October 5 of the following year?
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by:pdvsa
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Actually if it is past Oct 5 then it should be the following year.  I did not catch that.
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Glenn Ray earned 2000 total points
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Okay, then you could modify your formula like so:
=DATE(YEAR(NOW())+IF(NOW()>DATE(YEAR(NOW(),10,5),1,0),8,6)+60

or
=IF(NOW()>DATE(YEAR(NOW()),10,5),DATE(YEAR(NOW())+1,10,5),DATE(YEAR(NOW()),10,5)
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by:pdvsa
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Perfect.  I used the second one.  The first one gave me an error of too many arguments and highlighted the 10.
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by:Glenn Ray
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I posted that last answer via mobile... :-/  Here's the correct formula:
=DATE(YEAR(NOW()+IF(NOW()>DATE(YEAR(NOW()),10,5),1,0)),8,6)+60

-Glenn
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