Date result

Mashtonsmith

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Hello,

I need a basic formula that will always give me the next closest 1st May.

Date 1 Date 2
17/10/2014 01/05/2015
01/02/2015 01/05/2015
01/07/2012 01/05/2013

Date 1 = hard dates
Date 2 = shows the result required - but I need the formula to do it please!

Thanks
 

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stumac

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One way (assuming the hard date is in cell A1):

=IF(A1>DATE(YEAR(A1),5,1),DATE(YEAR(A1)+1,5,1),DATE(YEAR(A1),5,1))

I am sure there will be much more efficient ways to achieve this though...

Stu
 

steve the fish

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What should the 1st May 2016 produce? 2016 or 2017?
 

Mashtonsmith

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Thanks that's spot on !

1st May should produce the NEXT May

so 01/05/2015 should result in 01/05/2016
 
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