#### date calculation #6

```In one column cell A1 I have date (eg Feb -1-2009) in another(B1) I have
25( which represents number of days).How do get the date in the third column
cell (C1) which will be equal to A1+B1. The answer should be in date (eg
Feb-26-2009).

Thanking you

Afd

```
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afdmello (75)
2/12/2009 3:35:01 AM
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```On Feb 11, 7:35=A0pm, "afdmello" <afdme...@hotmail.com> wrote:
> In one column cell A1 I have date (eg Feb -1-2009) in another(B1)
> I have 25( which represents number of days).How do get the date
> in the third column cell (C1) which will be equal to A1+B1. The
> answer should be in date (eg Feb-26-2009).

=3DA1+B1

Format as Date, if necessary.
```
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joeu2004 (766)
2/12/2009 3:48:36 AM
```"afdmello" <afdmello@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:e2nMTMMjJHA.4644@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> In one column cell A1 I have date (eg Feb -1-2009) in another(B1) I have
> 25( which represents number of days).How do get the date in the third
> column cell (C1) which will be equal to A1+B1. The answer should be in
> date (eg Feb-26-2009).
>
> Thanking you
>
> Afd

I just entered your example above in Excel 2003 and got the correct result
by entering "=A1 + B1".

Hope this helps!

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amsoil1 (16)
2/12/2009 3:50:27 AM
```Jou

I am not getting the same result as you. I am getting #VALUE!
in the cell even though i format it as date

afd
"joeu2004" <joeu2004@hotmail.com> wrote in message
On Feb 11, 7:35 pm, "afdmello" <afdme...@hotmail.com> wrote:
> In one column cell A1 I have date (eg Feb -1-2009) in another(B1)
> I have 25( which represents number of days).How do get the date
> in the third column cell (C1) which will be equal to A1+B1. The
> answer should be in date (eg Feb-26-2009).

=A1+B1

Format as Date, if necessary.

```
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afdmello (75)
2/12/2009 5:11:59 PM
```On Feb 12, 9:11 am, "afdmello" <afdme...@hotmail.com> wrote:
> I am not getting the same result as you. I am getting
> #VALUE! in the cell even though i format it as date

My guess is that you entered the dates exactly as you describe in your
original posting, so they are text, not "serial numbers".

Ideally, you should change the form in which you enter the date; enter
it as 2/1/2009, for example.  Then you can use a Custom format to make
the cell appear the way you want (well, almost).

Caveat:  With the Custom format MMM-DD-YYYY, you will see
Feb-02-2009.  If the leading zero in the day is not acceptable, post
back for assistance.  There may be a Custom format that I'm not aware
of.

Alternatively, you have to do a lot more work to do the computation.
For example:

=3DB1 +
date(mid(A1,8,4),
int((find(mid
(A1,1,3),"JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec")-1)/3)+1,
mid(A1,5,2))

Format as Custom MMM-DD-YYYY, with the caveat again that days less
than 10 will have a leading zero.

----- original posting -----

On Feb 12, 9:11=A0am, "afdmello" <afdme...@hotmail.com> wrote:
> Jou
>
> I am not getting the same result as you. I am getting #VALUE!
> in the cell even though i format it as date
>
> afd"joeu2004" <joeu2...@hotmail.com>
> On Feb 11, 7:35 pm, "afdmello" <afdme...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> > In one column cell A1 I have date (eg Feb -1-2009) in another(B1)
> > I have 25( which represents number of days).How do get the date
> > in the third column cell (C1) which will be equal to A1+B1. The
> > answer should be in date (eg Feb-26-2009).
>
> =3DA1+B1
>
> Format as Date, if necessary.

```
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joeu2004 (766)
2/12/2009 7:53:02 PM
```On Feb 12, 11:53=A0am, joeu2004 <joeu2...@hotmail.com> wrote:
> int((find(mid(A1,1,3),"JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec")-1)/3)+1,

Geesh!  The following is much more straight-forward:

match(mid(A1,1,3),
=20
{"Jan","Feb","Mar","Apr","May","Jun","Jul","Aug","Sep","Oct","Nov","Dec"})
```
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joeu2004 (766)
2/12/2009 8:53:52 PM
```On Thu, 12 Feb 2009 11:53:02 -0800 (PST), joeu2004 <joeu2004@hotmail.com>
wrote:

>On Feb 12, 9:11 am, "afdmello" <afdme...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>> I am not getting the same result as you. I am getting
>> #VALUE! in the cell even though i format it as date
>
>My guess is that you entered the dates exactly as you describe in your
>original posting, so they are text, not "serial numbers".
>
>Ideally, you should change the form in which you enter the date; enter
>it as 2/1/2009, for example.  Then you can use a Custom format to make
>the cell appear the way you want (well, almost).
>
>Caveat:  With the Custom format MMM-DD-YYYY, you will see
>Feb-02-2009.  If the leading zero in the day is not acceptable, post
>back for assistance.  There may be a Custom format that I'm not aware
>of.

mmm-d-yyyy

>
>Alternatively, you have to do a lot more work to do the computation.
>For example:
>
>=B1 +
>  date(mid(A1,8,4),
>           int((find(mid
>(A1,1,3),"JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec")-1)/3)+1,
>           mid(A1,5,2))
>
>Format as Custom MMM-DD-YYYY, with the caveat again that days less
>than 10 will have a leading zero.
>
>

or

=SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(A1,"-",", ",2),"-","")+B1

But it really depends on how he entered the data.
--ron
```
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ronrosenfeld (3122)
2/12/2009 9:09:46 PM
```On Feb 12, 10:11=A0am, "afdmello" <afdme...@hotmail.com> wrote:
> Jou
>
> I am not getting the same result as you. I am getting #VALUE!
> in the cell even though i format it as date
>
> afd"joeu2004" <joeu2...@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>
> On Feb 11, 7:35 pm, "afdmello" <afdme...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> > In one column cell A1 I have date (eg Feb -1-2009) in another(B1)
> > I have 25( which represents number of days).How do get the date
> > in the third column cell (C1) which will be equal to A1+B1. The
> > answer should be in date (eg Feb-26-2009).
>
> =3DA1+B1
>
> Format as Date, if necessary.

Obviously, your cells are not dates, but text
```
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davesexcel (61)
2/13/2009 2:11:31 AM
```On Feb 12, 1:09=A0pm, Ron Rosenfeld <ronrosenf...@nospam.org> wrote:
> On Thu, 12 Feb 2009 11:53:02 -0800 (PST), joeu2004 <joeu2...@hotmail.com>=
wrote:
> >Caveat: =A0With the Custom format MMM-DD-YYYY, you will see
> >Feb-02-2009. =A0If the leading zero in the day is not
> > acceptable, post back for assistance. =A0There may be a
> > Custom format that I'm not aware of.
>
> mmm-d-yyyy

I am aware of that.

I was referring to the fact, I thought, that the OP had wanted the
form "Feb- 2-2009" for single-digit dates -- a blank before the
digit.  That makes some sense to me, if the OP wants everything to
line up.

But looking back, I see that the OP wrote "Feb -1-2009".  My guess
is:  that's either a typo or a posting anomaly.

> or
> =3DSUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(A1,"-",", ",2),"-","")+B1

Which I believe needs to be formatted as Date -- and as a Custom date
format if the OP wants the format to look like he specified (sort
of).  Alternatively:

=3DSUBSTITUTE(TEXT(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(A1,"-",", ",2),"-","")
+B1,"mmm-dd-yyyy"),"-0"," -")

Now there's a mouthful.  So much better to steer the OP toward a
custom format, IMHO.
```
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joeu2004 (766)
2/13/2009 3:27:25 AM
```On Thu, 12 Feb 2009 19:27:25 -0800 (PST), joeu2004 <joeu2004@hotmail.com>
wrote:

>On Feb 12, 1:09�pm, Ron Rosenfeld <ronrosenf...@nospam.org> wrote:
>> On Thu, 12 Feb 2009 11:53:02 -0800 (PST), joeu2004 <joeu2...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>> >Caveat: �With the Custom format MMM-DD-YYYY, you will see
>> >Feb-02-2009. �If the leading zero in the day is not
>> > acceptable, post back for assistance. �There may be a
>> > Custom format that I'm not aware of.
>>
>> mmm-d-yyyy
>
>I am aware of that.
>
>I was referring to the fact, I thought, that the OP had wanted the
>form "Feb- 2-2009" for single-digit dates -- a blank before the
>digit.  That makes some sense to me, if the OP wants everything to
>line up.

Ah - that was not clear to me.  And no, I don't know of a single format that
would allow the dates to "line-up" and also allow just a single digit for the
day.  However, it could be done by using event code to set two different
formats depending on whether day >=10.

>
>But looking back, I see that the OP wrote "Feb -1-2009".  My guess
>is:  that's either a typo or a posting anomaly.

>
>
>> or
>> =SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(A1,"-",", ",2),"-","")+B1
>
>Which I believe needs to be formatted as Date -- and as a Custom date
>format if the OP wants the format to look like he specified (sort
>of).

I thought that would have been understood.

> Alternatively:
>
>=SUBSTITUTE(TEXT(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(A1,"-",", ",2),"-","")
> +B1,"mmm-dd-yyyy"),"-0"," -")
>
>Now there's a mouthful.  So much better to steer the OP toward a
>custom format, IMHO.

Agree.

Entering the dates as dates would be even more preferable.
--ron
```
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ronrosenfeld (3122)
2/13/2009 11:51:28 AM

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