Can Excel Let me know when a date passes?

D1684

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I don't know if Excel can do this....

We have contractor sign in sheets in Excel. In the cell next to the person's name, we have tie date their MSHA certification expires. If you can visualize it, like this:

Name MSHA expires Time In/Out

John Smith 01-01-2007 05:00/13:00

Is there a formula I can use to notify me when the date passes?

For example, John Smith has an MSHA that expires on Jan. 1st.. Is there a formula I can put in the "MSHA expires" cells so that they change color, or some kind of message pops up on Jan. 2nd? When you have about 400 names on 30 sheets, it would make it easier.

Like I said I don't know if Excel can do this, but it's Excel has always suprised me every single time I've asked a question like this.

Thanks in advance for your aswers.

Dave
 

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Oaktree

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Sure. If your (Excel) date is in column C, have D2's formula be =C2<TODAY() and copy D2 down.

Then, apply an autofilter (data --> filter --> autofilter) to filter column D for FALSE to let you know what records have "expired".
 

West Man

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If the expiration date is in C2 then in row 2 of an unused column use =IF(today>C2,"Expired","")
 

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