Another short day formula formatting question?

Mitchell

New Member
Thank you everyone for the help in (Change date format layout from ddd.). This is second situation for the same planner worksheet that has 2 different type of formulas that are making me crazy! <g> I again have limited space for printing so abbreviating the workdays down again is the ideal solution.

- K2 is user input box for the starting date.
- B2 to H13 get filled, one full calendar week per row, Monday to Sunday.

The user-input date gets put into B2 that has this formula that starts the dates on the immediately-following Monday:
=IF(K2<>"",K2+7-WEEKDAY(K2+7-2),"")

And C2 to H13 get populated with my mundane, extremely pedestrian formula and its variations to increment by one day:
C2: =IF(\$B\$2<>"",SUM(\$B\$2+1),"")
D2: =IF(\$B\$2<>"",SUM(\$B\$2+2),"")
E2: =IF(\$B\$2<>"",SUM(\$B\$2+3),"")
(I know, crude, but I don't know a more elegant way and this does get the job done <g>.)

The challenge is that although I have font set to 6, it's still a bit too wide for my Micro planner and would like to change ddd to my custom short day format of:
M, T, W, Th, F, S, Sn.
The custom format for each cell of B2 to H13 is: ddd.mmm.dd.yyyy [i.e., recent help got me this formula for another part of the same planner, just to give an example: =TEXT(TODAY(),"yyyy-mm-dd")& " ." &CHOOSE(WEEKDAY(TODAY()),"Sn","M","T","W","Th","F","S")].

Please, how could one get the yyyy.mm.dd.ddd for the formulas below, then, to display as 2020-12-21.M, in lieu of 2020-12-21.Mon?:

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=IF(K2<>"",K2+7-WEEKDAY(K2+7-2),"")
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=IF(\$B\$2<>"",SUM(\$B\$2+1),"")
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Thank you!

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maabadi

Well-known Member
You can Replace TODAY() with your formula
Excel Formula:
=TEXT(IF(K2<>"",K2+7-WEEKDAY(K2+7-2),""),"yyyy-mm-dd")& " ." &CHOOSE(WEEKDAY(IF(K2<>"",K2+7-WEEKDAY(K2+7-2),"")),"Sn","M","T","W","Th","F","S")
Excel Formula:
=TEXT(IF(\$B\$2<>"",SUM(\$B\$2+1),""),"yyyy-mm-dd")& " ." &CHOOSE(WEEKDAY(IF(\$B\$2<>"",SUM(\$B\$2+1),"")),"Sn","M","T","W","Th","F","S")

Also If you don't have problem with 2-digit year, change yyyy to yy or totaly yy-m-d

Peter_SSs

MrExcel MVP, Moderator
SUM(\$B\$2+1)
Just a general comment: SUM in this expression does nothing since there is just a single number in the parentheses. Therefore it can be written simply as
\$B\$2+1

Mitchell

New Member
Good Morning!

I'm sorry that I made a mistake when I gave one of the target formats above (I was working on 2 workbooks at the same time)! The end format date needed should all be in ddd.mm.dd.yyyy. My bad!

I've spent last hour and a half trying to work with the above kindly given code, but I'm still not getting how this all works so keep getting weird results on my attempts to change the order of the elements of the format. So have to throw in the towel again! <bg><sigh> I hope my explanation is better this time!

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K2 is my date entry cell. Since I don't have a calendar button and it just takes a text date, I usually just leave it as today's date if I'm working in the current week.

A2 picks it up and changes the date to the previous Monday (seems better than the following Monday in actual practice, which is why I changed it).

So A2 is:
=IF(\$K\$2<>"",K2-WEEKDAY(K2-2),"")

The rest of the cells are based on A2, and work along these lines:
=IF(\$B\$2<>"",B2+1,"")

The cells are formatted with:
ddd.mm.dd.yyyy

but as stated above, I really would like to have my short day format instead of the 3-character ddd:
M, T, W, Th, F, Sa, S

so that instead of today's date, say, being display as
Wed.Jan.20.2021
it will appear as
W.Jan.20.2021

The planner page currently prints out wider than the normal page size so I've had to fold over the edge as the font is as small as can comfortably be read But putting in my preferred short date will fix that yet leave the rest of the date in easy, readable format (i.e., I prefer the 4-digit year here over 2-digit for ease of use).

Thank you for your help, guys, and patience <lol>! This planner that I've done up has allowed me to save a ton of money, and I've customized it to exactly what I need. Definitely a win-win. And it's been enormously helpful during quarantine as there's so much to track and do as I'm constantly looking and applying for work (I was laid off due to Covid, as I'm sure has happened to many folks around the globe and here, too, probably!). So this will finalize the last bit needed for my planner in terms of functionality.

Cheers and stay safe!

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