#### Return date of an action

```Hi, I have a gantt chart which has columns headed by dates

A            B         C        D         E     F
1  10/12 17/24     24/12   31/12   1/7
2   Do A
3             Finish B
4                                     Start C
5
6
7

I would like to put a formula in colum F to show the date that the action in
the row will be completed by. The real worksheet has 52 columns in it so
using an IF statement isn't an option. Each row will only have one entry in
it.

Thanks for any help

Ben
9
10

```
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```So simple but I would never have got there.

Thanks very much

"Jacob Skaria" wrote:

> Hi Ben
>
> In F2 use the formula and copy down
> =LOOKUP(2,1/(A2:E2<>""),\$A\$1:\$E\$1)
>
> To handle the error for blank rows use the below version
> =IF(COUNTA(A4:E4),LOOKUP(2,1/(A4:E4<>""),\$A\$1:\$E\$1),"")
>
> --
> Jacob (MVP - Excel)
>
>
> "Ben Kelly" wrote:
>
> > Hi, I have a gantt chart which has columns headed by dates
> >
> >     A            B         C        D         E     F
> > 1  10/12 17/24     24/12   31/12   1/7
> > 2   Do A
> > 3             Finish B
> > 4                                     Start C
> > 5
> > 6
> > 7
> >
> > I would like to put a formula in colum F to show the date that the action in
> > the row will be completed by. The real worksheet has 52 columns in it so
> > using an IF statement isn't an option. Each row will only have one entry in
> > it.
> >
> > Thanks for any help
> >
> > Ben
> > 9
> > 10
> >
> >
> >
```
 0
Utf
5/27/2010 8:15:25 PM
```If you have excel dates in the 1st row; dont forget to format the formula
cells to date format

--
Jacob (MVP - Excel)

"Jacob Skaria" wrote:

> Hi Ben
>
> In F2 use the formula and copy down
> =LOOKUP(2,1/(A2:E2<>""),\$A\$1:\$E\$1)
>
> To handle the error for blank rows use the below version
> =IF(COUNTA(A4:E4),LOOKUP(2,1/(A4:E4<>""),\$A\$1:\$E\$1),"")
>
> --
> Jacob (MVP - Excel)
>
>
> "Ben Kelly" wrote:
>
> > Hi, I have a gantt chart which has columns headed by dates
> >
> >     A            B         C        D         E     F
> > 1  10/12 17/24     24/12   31/12   1/7
> > 2   Do A
> > 3             Finish B
> > 4                                     Start C
> > 5
> > 6
> > 7
> >
> > I would like to put a formula in colum F to show the date that the action in
> > the row will be completed by. The real worksheet has 52 columns in it so
> > using an IF statement isn't an option. Each row will only have one entry in
> > it.
> >
> > Thanks for any help
> >
> > Ben
> > 9
> > 10
> >
> >
> >
```
 0
Utf
5/27/2010 9:13:26 PM
```Hi Ben

In F2 use the formula and copy down
=LOOKUP(2,1/(A2:E2<>""),\$A\$1:\$E\$1)

To handle the error for blank rows use the below version
=IF(COUNTA(A4:E4),LOOKUP(2,1/(A4:E4<>""),\$A\$1:\$E\$1),"")

--
Jacob (MVP - Excel)

"Ben Kelly" wrote:

> Hi, I have a gantt chart which has columns headed by dates
>
>     A            B         C        D         E     F
> 1  10/12 17/24     24/12   31/12   1/7
> 2   Do A
> 3             Finish B
> 4                                     Start C
> 5
> 6
> 7
>
> I would like to put a formula in colum F to show the date that the action in
> the row will be completed by. The real worksheet has 52 columns in it so
> using an IF statement isn't an option. Each row will only have one entry in
> it.
>
> Thanks for any help
>
> Ben
> 9
> 10
>
>
>
```
 0
Utf
5/27/2010 9:37:34 PM

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