Calendar in excel for shelf life analyses

Hello,
In Excel i am needing a formula that can tell me on whatever day we are in, which samples to go get and analyse.
For example:  i make a product, the analyses to made to it are 3 in 3 months until it reaches a year. So Product X was made on the 2/1/2018 - analyses to be done on 2/4/18 - 2/7/18 - 2/10/18 - 2/1/19
I need a calendar that can automatically tell me on 2/04/2018 i need to do analyses to product X and so on.
Anyone can help me
Diana PinhaoNPD ManagerAsked:
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Máté FarkasDatabase Developer and AdministratorCommented:
Do you really need a calendar or only a function / formula which tells you next 4 x 3 months interval?
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Diana PinhaoNPD ManagerAuthor Commented:
i would need a calender where i look up todays date and know if i have any analyses to be done. as it will be a continuasly fed document with actual projects that are happening at the moment, so i will have at least 1 project per week that i will be adding to my table and therefor need it to replicate it to a calendar. do i make sense?
shelf-life.xlsx
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Roy CoxGroup Finance ManagerCommented:
I would simply use Conditional Formatting to highlight samples that need to be done today. You can add or amend formats to display say tests for say + 7 days from today
shelf-life.xlsx
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ShumsDistinguished Expert - 2017Commented:
Hi Diana,

Welcome to Expert Exchange!

Please find attached...

Hope this is what you are looking for :)
ProjectCalendar.xlsx
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Diana PinhaoNPD ManagerAuthor Commented:
Thank you very much for your help, that is very useful... i couldn't get around all these formulas to work properly.
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ShumsDistinguished Expert - 2017Commented:
Hi Diana,

Those formulas are for calendar, the one you need has 5 named range formula for DateStarted, Months3, Months6, Months9 & Months12 which I am using in Conditional formatting.

Are you trying to implement these formulas in your original workbook? If yes, then I would advice copy your projection sheet to calendar workbook and change those named range.

If you need further help, please post your working workbook.
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Roy CoxGroup Finance ManagerCommented:
The Calendar doesn't list the jobs to do for certain dates conditional formatting when applied highlights all jobs schedules for today

It is possible to have a calendar that lists tests per day, but it is not simple.
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Diana PinhaoNPD ManagerAuthor Commented:
Thank you very much this has helped alot.
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