#### Determining number of dates held

```Hi,

I am using Excel 2002.
In column A I have a list of dates I purchased an item.
In column B I have the date it was sold.

How can I automatically calculate, in C, the number of days held?

I case it matters, the date format is dd/mm/yyyy

thanks

Daniel

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9/20/2005 1:10:59 AM
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```Sure, in C2, put something like:
=if(isblank(b2),"",b2-a2)
Copy it down.
Make sure C is formatted as numbers and not dates.
************
Anne Troy
www.OfficeArticles.com

"Daniel" <none@none> wrote in message
news:%23VfjqAYvFHA.908@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> Hi,
>
> I am using Excel 2002.
> In column A I have a list of dates I purchased an item.
> In column B I have the date it was sold.
>
> How can I automatically calculate, in C, the number of days held?
>
> I case it matters, the date format is dd/mm/yyyy
>
> thanks
>
> Daniel
>

```
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ng1 (1444)
9/20/2005 1:39:22 AM
```Works well, thanks for your help

regards

Daniel
"Anne Troy" <ng@officearticles.com> wrote in message
news:%238d7hQYvFHA.2540@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> Sure, in C2, put something like:
> =if(isblank(b2),"",b2-a2)
> Copy it down.
> Make sure C is formatted as numbers and not dates.
> ************
> Anne Troy
> www.OfficeArticles.com
>
> "Daniel" <none@none> wrote in message
> news:%23VfjqAYvFHA.908@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> Hi,
>>
>> I am using Excel 2002.
>> In column A I have a list of dates I purchased an item.
>> In column B I have the date it was sold.
>>
>> How can I automatically calculate, in C, the number of days held?
>>
>> I case it matters, the date format is dd/mm/yyyy
>>
>> thanks
>>
>> Daniel
>>
>
>

```
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Daniel
9/20/2005 3:33:54 AM
```You're welcome!
************
Anne Troy
www.OfficeArticles.com

"Daniel" <none@none> wrote in message
news:ekpdhQZvFHA.3740@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> Works well, thanks for your help
>
> regards
>
> Daniel
> "Anne Troy" <ng@officearticles.com> wrote in message
> news:%238d7hQYvFHA.2540@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> Sure, in C2, put something like:
>> =if(isblank(b2),"",b2-a2)
>> Copy it down.
>> Make sure C is formatted as numbers and not dates.
>> ************
>> Anne Troy
>> www.OfficeArticles.com
>>
>> "Daniel" <none@none> wrote in message
>> news:%23VfjqAYvFHA.908@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> I am using Excel 2002.
>>> In column A I have a list of dates I purchased an item.
>>> In column B I have the date it was sold.
>>>
>>> How can I automatically calculate, in C, the number of days held?
>>>
>>> I case it matters, the date format is dd/mm/yyyy
>>>
>>> thanks
>>>
>>> Daniel
>>>
>>
>>
>
>

```
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ng1 (1444)
9/20/2005 3:38:49 AM

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