#### Use Datedif but for future dates

```I have a formula for identifying years, months, days from a past date to
now. DATEDIF(C6,NOW(),"y")&" Y, "& DATEDIF(C6,NOW(),"ym")& " M, " &
DATEDIF(C6,NOW(),"md") & " D"

I'd like a formula that can produce the same format (years, months, days)
between now and a future date.

Any ideas?

Bart

```
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bartmacl (39)
9/1/2006 7:09:49 PM
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```Hi Bart

Try this with the date in A2

=IF(TODAY()<=A2,DATEDIF(TODAY(),A2,"Y") & " y " & DATEDIF(TODAY(),A2,"ym") & " m","-"&DATEDIF(A2,TODAY(),"y")& " y "
&DATEDIF(A2,TODAY(),"ym")& " m")

--
Regards Ron de Bruin
http://www.rondebruin.nl

"bam" <bartmacl@yahoo.com> wrote in message news:%2309qzofzGHA.4392@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>I have a formula for identifying years, months, days from a past date to now. DATEDIF(C6,NOW(),"y")&" Y, "& DATEDIF(C6,NOW(),"ym")&
>" M, " & DATEDIF(C6,NOW(),"md") & " D"
>
> I'd like a formula that can produce the same format (years, months, days) between now and a future date.
>
> Any ideas?
>
>
> Bart
>

```
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rondebruin (3790)
9/1/2006 7:54:23 PM
```Oops, This is the correct one for YMD

=IF(TODAY()<=A2,DATEDIF(TODAY(),A2,"y") & " y " & DATEDIF(TODAY(),A2,"ym") & " m " & DATEDIF(TODAY(),A2,"md") & "
d","-"&DATEDIF(A2,TODAY(),"y") & " y " &DATEDIF(A2,TODAY(),"ym") & " m "  &DATEDIF(A2,TODAY(),"md") & " d ")

--
Regards Ron de Bruin
http://www.rondebruin.nl

"bam" <bartmacl@yahoo.com> wrote in message news:%2309qzofzGHA.4392@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>I have a formula for identifying years, months, days from a past date to now. DATEDIF(C6,NOW(),"y")&" Y, "& DATEDIF(C6,NOW(),"ym")&
>" M, " & DATEDIF(C6,NOW(),"md") & " D"
>
> I'd like a formula that can produce the same format (years, months, days) between now and a future date.
>
> Any ideas?
>
>
> Bart
>

```
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rondebruin (3790)
9/1/2006 7:56:28 PM
```Wow, nice. That does it. Thanks very much
Bart

"Ron de Bruin" <rondebruin@kabelfoon.nl> wrote in message
news:eFh03CgzGHA.3568@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> Oops, This is the correct one for YMD
>
> =IF(TODAY()<=A2,DATEDIF(TODAY(),A2,"y") & " y " & DATEDIF(TODAY(),A2,"ym")
> & " m " & DATEDIF(TODAY(),A2,"md") & " d","-"&DATEDIF(A2,TODAY(),"y") & "
> y " &DATEDIF(A2,TODAY(),"ym") & " m "  &DATEDIF(A2,TODAY(),"md") & " d ")
>
> --
> Regards Ron de Bruin
> http://www.rondebruin.nl
>
>
>
> "bam" <bartmacl@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:%2309qzofzGHA.4392@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>>I have a formula for identifying years, months, days from a past date to
>>now. DATEDIF(C6,NOW(),"y")&" Y, "& DATEDIF(C6,NOW(),"ym")& " M, " &
>>DATEDIF(C6,NOW(),"md") & " D"
>>
>> I'd like a formula that can produce the same format (years, months, days)
>> between now and a future date.
>>
>> Any ideas?
>>
>>
>> Bart
>>
>
>

```
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bartmacl (39)
9/1/2006 8:06:10 PM
```Swap your references around.

DATEDIF(NOW(),C6,  etc.

Earliest date must be first.

Gord Dibben  MS Excel MVP

On Fri, 1 Sep 2006 12:09:49 -0700, "bam" <bartmacl@yahoo.com> wrote:

>I have a formula for identifying years, months, days from a past date to
>now. DATEDIF(C6,NOW(),"y")&" Y, "& DATEDIF(C6,NOW(),"ym")& " M, " &
>DATEDIF(C6,NOW(),"md") & " D"
>
>I'd like a formula that can produce the same format (years, months, days)
>between now and a future date.
>
>Any ideas?
>
>
>Bart
>

```
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Gord
9/1/2006 8:13:09 PM

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