Consecutive Months

heiligm

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Hello everyone. I’d like to have a worksheet I’m creating enter two consecutive months (the name of the month like July or December) after I enter a starting month in the first cell. This starter cell is a drop list that pulls from another worksheet with all 12 months listed. So…</SPAN>

I’d like to select a starting month in A1 from the drop list (i.e. – January).</SPAN>
In B1 – I’d like “February” to auto populate and…</SPAN>
In C1 – I’d like “March” to auto populate. </SPAN>

When I change the starting month, I’d like B1 and C1 to update also.</SPAN>

Suggestions? This is probably an easy fix but I’m new to this level of usage in Excel.</SPAN>
 

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mgm05267

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Assuming the date in A2..

Enter this formula in A5
=DATE($A$3, ROWS($2:2), 1)
and drag down

Hope this is what you are looking for..
 

Chenango

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You could always create a table and use VLOOKUP. Create a table containing the month names in column 1, and the month following in column 2 (as below):

January | February
February |March
March | April
...etc

And then in the cells in question, perform a VLOOKUP on the table as such, A1 being the initial drop down list:

=VLOOKUP(A1,[table name or cell range]<cell name="" table="" or="" of="" range="">,2,false)

Hope this helps!

Hello everyone. I’d like to have a worksheet I’m creating enter two consecutive months (the name of the month like July or December) after I enter a starting month in the first cell. This starter cell is a drop list that pulls from another worksheet with all 12 months listed. So…

I’d like to select a starting month in A1 from the drop list (i.e. – January).
In B1 – I’d like “February” to auto populate and…
In C1 – I’d like “March” to auto populate.

When I change the starting month, I’d like B1 and C1 to update also.

Suggestions? This is probably an easy fix but I’m new to this level of usage in Excel.
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heiligm

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Thanks for this. I'd rather not drag (I know I can, but I think it's more impressive to just enter a start date and see the other two months fill in automatically) and my exact cell locations are:

Starting month (drop list selection from January - December) - C17.
One month after is in D17
One month after that is in E17.
 

Marcelo Branco

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Try this formula in D17 copied to E17

=IF(C17="","",TEXT((1&C17)+31,"mmmm"))

Hi Barry,

Nice formula, but (i have to say) i dont understand how this works, ie, why, for example, "1January"+2 returns 03/01/2012 (dd/mm/yyyy)?

Particularly, why Excel assumes year = 2012 (current year) instead of 1900?

(probably, you'll say: well..it's how Excel works ;))


Regards,

M.
 

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