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gymwrecker

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I have 02 09 06 in cell A1 and 01 07 23 in A2, is there a formula to calculate the diference between A1-A2? Result must be in the following format: # yrs #months # days

Thanks!
 

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eliW

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On 2002-09-09 13:00, gymwrecker wrote:
I have 02 09 06 in cell A1 and 01 07 23 in A2, is there a formula to calculate the diference between A1-A2? Result must be in the following format: # yrs #months # days

Thanks!
Hi,
Try =DATEDIF(B1,A1,"d")
Eli
<CENTER><TABLE ALIGN=CENTER BORDER=1><TR><TD BGCOLOR=#0C266B COLSPAN=5><FONT COLOR=WHITE>Microsoft Excel - Book1_______________Running: xl97 : OS = Windows (32-bit) 4.10</FONT></TD></TR><TR><TD BGCOLOR=#D4D0C8 COLSPAN=5>(<U>F</U>)ile (<U>E</U>)dit (<U>V</U>)iew (<U>I</U>)nsert (<U>O</U>)ptions (<U>T</U>)ools (<U>D</U>)ata (<U>W</U>)indow (<U>H</U>)elp</TD></TR><TR><TD ALIGN=CENTER COLSPAN=2 BGCOLOR=White>C1</TD><TD ALIGN=CENTER BGCOLOR=#D4D0C8 >=</TD><TD COLSPAN=2 BGCOLOR=White>=DATEDIF(B1,A1,"d")</TD></TR><TR><TD WIDTH=5 BGCOLOR=#D4D0C8 ALIGN=CENTER> </TD><TD BGCOLOR=#D4D0C8 ALIGN=CENTER>A</TD><TD BGCOLOR=#D4D0C8 ALIGN=CENTER>B</TD><TD BGCOLOR=#D4D0C8 ALIGN=CENTER>C</TD><TD BGCOLOR=#D4D0C8 ALIGN=CENTER>D</TD></TR><TR><TD WIDTH=5 BGCOLOR=#D4D0C8 ALIGN=CENTER>1</TD><TD BGCOLOR=#FFCC00 ALIGN=Center VALIGN=BOTTOM ><FONT FACE=Arial COLOR=#000000>02 09 06</FONT></TD><TD BGCOLOR=#FFCC00 ALIGN=Center VALIGN=BOTTOM ><FONT FACE=Arial COLOR=#000000>01 07 23</FONT></TD><TD BGCOLOR=#FFCC00 ALIGN=Center VALIGN=BOTTOM ><A HREF=javascript:alert("=DATEDIF(B1,A1,"d")")><FONT FACE=Arial COLOR=#000000>410</FONT></A></TD><TD BGCOLOR=#FFFFFF> </TD></TR><TR><TD COLSPAN=5><U>Sheet1</U></TD></TR></TABLE>
<FONT COLOR=#339966>To see the formula in the cells just click on the cells hyperlink</FONT>

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Mark W.

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On 2002-09-09 13:00, gymwrecker wrote:
I have 02 09 06 in cell A1 and 01 07 23 in A2, is there a formula to calculate the diference between A1-A2? Result must be in the following format: # yrs #months # days

Thanks!

What's your standard for days/month? 30?
 

Corticus

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Well, its about the ugliest formula I've ever seen but I think it works:
CrazyDates.xls
ABCD
102 09 06
201 07 23
301 1 13
...


HTH,
Corticus
This message was edited by Corticus on 2002-09-09 14:03
 

Mark W.

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I believe you'll find the formula in cell A3 to be both a bit shorter, and more reliable for a wide range of randomly generated values...
Book1
ABCDEFGHIJKL
1040022
2020018
3020004
4
Sheet1


Note: This is an array formula which must be entered using the Control+Shift+Enter key combination. The outermost braces, { }, are not entered by you -- they're supplied by Excel in recognition of a properly entered array formula. For more on array formulas see the Excel Help topic for "About array formulas and how to enter them".
This message was edited by Mark W. on 2002-09-09 16:14
 

gymwrecker

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Corticus, that's exactly the result that I'm looking for, but how do I get the formula to work? I pasted it to my excel worksheet, but I get an error.... Please Help!
 

gymwrecker

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Mark, you're right! How could I paste your formula to my excel spreadsheet?
 

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