#### how to calculate the substraction between two dates

```hi,

i have two cells ,in which  there are two dates.
(for instance ,one cel l 08/02     ,the other  07/30)

if the gap of the two dates is 2 days , something will be set to do.

but it is difficult to judge the the substraction between two dates

any good ideas.

thanks

```
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youngmanca (35)
8/24/2004 2:04:54 AM
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```Perhaps this might be of help ..

Assume the *dates* "2-Aug-2004" and "30-Jul-2004"
are input in A1 and B1, and
A1:B1 is custom formatted as: mm/dd
viz. it'll show as:

In A1: 08/02
In B1: 07/30

Try in C1: =DAY(ABS(A1-B1))-1
Format C1 as: General or Number

C1 will return: 2
i.e. the number of days in-between the 2 dates in A1:B1
--
Rgds
Max
xl 97
---
xdemechanik <at>yahoo<dot>com
----
"EXCEL　NEWS" <youngmanca@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:#\$lr\$6XiEHA.2624@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> hi,
>
> i have two cells ,in which  there are two dates.
> (for instance ,one cel l 08/02     ,the other  07/30)
>
> if the gap of the two dates is 2 days , something will be set to do.
>
> but it is difficult to judge the the substraction between two dates
>
> any good ideas.
>
> thanks
>
>
>

```
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demechanik (4694)
8/24/2004 4:12:30 AM
```> Try in C1: =DAY(ABS(A1-B1))-1

That method will work only if the difference between the two
dates is <= 31 days. Better to simply subtract one date from the
other, and format for General.

--
Cordially,
Chip Pearson
Microsoft MVP - Excel
Pearson Software Consulting, LLC
www.cpearson.com

"Max" <demechanik@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:uzhseDZiEHA.596@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> Perhaps this might be of help ..
>
> Assume the *dates* "2-Aug-2004" and "30-Jul-2004"
> are input in A1 and B1, and
> A1:B1 is custom formatted as: mm/dd
> viz. it'll show as:
>
> In A1: 08/02
> In B1: 07/30
>
> Try in C1: =DAY(ABS(A1-B1))-1
> Format C1 as: General or Number
>
> C1 will return: 2
> i.e. the number of days in-between the 2 dates in A1:B1
> --
> Rgds
> Max
> xl 97
> ---
> xdemechanik <at>yahoo<dot>com
> ----
> "EXCEL　NEWS" <youngmanca@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:#\$lr\$6XiEHA.2624@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> > hi,
> >
> > i have two cells ,in which  there are two dates.
> > (for instance ,one cel l 08/02     ,the other  07/30)
> >
> > if the gap of the two dates is 2 days , something will be set
to do.
> >
> > but it is difficult to judge the the substraction between two
dates
> >
> > any good ideas.
> >
> > thanks
> >
> >
> >
>
>

```
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chip1 (1821)
8/24/2004 2:08:03 PM
```"Chip Pearson" <chip@cpearson.com> wrote
> > Try in C1: =DAY(ABS(A1-B1))-1
>
> That method will work only if the difference between the two
> dates is <= 31 days. Better to simply subtract one date from the
> other, and format for General.

Yes, you're right.
Thanks for the correction, Chip
... I goofed, plain and simple ..
--
Rgds
Max
xl 97
--
xdemechanik <at>yahoo<dot>com
---

```
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demechanik (4694)
8/24/2004 3:11:11 PM

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