Between dates. Two problems


O

Obonden

1) I have registered dates in column O and P. The cell format is Date
dd.mm.yyyy in both columns. In a third column (cell format text) I have this
formula
=IF(O2>TODAY();IF(P2<TODAY();"JA";"");"")
which I expected to return the text JA if todays date is between the date in
column O and P, and blank if it is not. But the formula returns no value at
all, only the formula-text.
What is wrong?

2) When I try to copy the formula down, O2 and P2 don't change to O3 and P3.
The reason is that Excel don't consider the text as a formula, I guess...
 
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B

Bob Alhat

I think you're missing some closing brackets in your formula
The cells should be formatted as General or Number

HTH
Bob
 
M

MyVeryOwnSelf

1) I have registered dates in column O and P. The cell format is Date
dd.mm.yyyy in both columns. In a third column (cell format text) I
have this formula
=IF(O2>TODAY();IF(P2<TODAY();"JA";"");"")
which I expected to return the text JA if todays date is between the
date in column O and P, and blank if it is not. But the formula
returns no value at all, only the formula-text.
What is wrong?

2) When I try to copy the formula down, O2 and P2 don't change to O3
and P3. The reason is that Excel don't consider the text as a formula,
I guess...

I changed semi-colons to commas in the above formula, and then it seems to
work properly.

(I have Excel 2003.)
 
O

Obonden

I have Excel 2003, too, but Norwegian version. The format for the formula
says semi-colons. I get an error-message when I change to comma.
 
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O

Obonden

Thx. I've now solved the problem. Think there must have been an illegal,
hidden symbol in the cell. The formula seems correct (except from the fact
that my < and > symbols were in the wrong direction :)

Kjell
 

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