How do I get the most recent date to another cell

mterrell1979

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I am a new user of Excel and it is not playing very nice with me. In my spreadsheet, I have a row of dates. I want to transfer the most recent date from that row to another cell automatically. Is this possible. Please help me, I am lost.
 

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If you have a row of dates in cells A2 to X2 then the formula =max(a2:x2) will get you the most recent date.
 
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If you want to ensure you only return dates that are before today's date then you can use:

=MAX(IF(A1:A10<=TODAY(),A1:A10))

confirmed with Ctrl+Shift+Enter. If this has worked, Excel will surround the formula with curly braces {}.

Best regards

Richard
 
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