Sumprodct count dates

Paddy1979

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Hi All, please can you help.

I have this formular to count the dates in sheet 'jobs' column 'I' that are in the past, but its not counting the figures correctly.

Is there somthing i am missing?

=SUMPRODUCT(--(JOBS!$N$1:$N$4594=Sheet1!$B2),--(JOBS!$I$1:$I$4594 < TODAY()))

Thanks
Paddy
 

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What is the first condition of your formula checking?

Can you tell us what is in columns N, I and in cell Sheet1!$B2?
 
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Hello,

the first condition is customer id codes, so colmn N and b2 contain numbers. column I contains dates
 
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Are the dates in column I in date format, or text format?
 
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The dates are in date format,

I cant lock $B$2 as its part of a macro which loops down.

I have other sumproduct formulas working of B2 and they are working perfectly its just this one with the dates, strange
 
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Are your IDs in the same format? Are you sure neither one has an extra space anywhere?

If not, can you post a small sample of your data?
 
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One quick check to make sure your logic is working out, and to identify where the problem exists.

Identify a row that should be counted. For this example, let's say row 4. Try each part of your formula:

Does this return TRUE?
=JOBS!$N$4=Sheet1!$B2

How about this?
=JOBS!$I$4 < TODAY()

If either one returns FALSE, that is the source of your problem. The values that you think are equal really aren't (probably didn't formats, or extra spaces).
 
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Jim,

JACKPOT

Just spotted column I with the dates does contain some blank cells.

Obviouly this must be the reason, how can i adjust my forular to not count the blank cells???

Cheers
 
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Add another condition to make sure a date exists, i.e.

=SUMPRODUCT(--(JOBS!$N$1:$N$4594=Sheet1!$B2),--(JOBS!$I$1:$I$4594 < TODAY()),--(JOBS!$I$1:$I$4594 > 0))
 
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