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IF formula is not working correctly - Need to find out if mentioned date is between 2 dates or not

Pinang

New Member
Hi,

I have applied correct formula but result is still showing "Correct". it should be "Error".

Attached image for reference. Refer cell D4, where I have put condition to find out if Actual end date is falling between Start and End Date but result is still showing "Correct".

Date format is "DD.MM.YYYY".

Please help.
 

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vletm

Excel Ninja
Pinang
I remember that I've noticed something same a long time ago...
If 'date' is written as dd.mm.yyyy then Excel for some great reason do not always understand it as date.
I would fill dates as dd/mm/yyyy and format it as dd.mm.yyyy ... then it works better.
I tested few more rows in Your file and You can see how do it works.
 

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Pinang

New Member
Thanks vletm

In that case, I have to use this formula
=IF(AND(TEXT($C4,"DD/MM/YYYY")>=TEXT($A4,"DD/MM/YYYY"),TEXT($C4,"DD/MM/YYYY")<=TEXT($B4,"DD/MM/YYYY")),"Correct","Error")
 

vletm

Excel Ninja
Pinang
I would myself fill those dates as dd/mm/yyyy and show (with format) as wanted.
If You compare two TEXTs as 01.12.2019 and 31.12.2019 it won't give wanted result.
... but You can test those Yourself
 

p45cal

Well-Known Member
In that case, I have to use this formula
=IF(AND(TEXT($C4,"DD/MM/YYYY")>=TEXT($A4,"DD/MM/YYYY"),TEXT($C4,"DD/MM/YYYY")<=TEXT($B4,"DD/MM/YYYY")),"Correct","Error")
More like:
Code:
=IF(AND(DATE(RIGHT($C2,4),MID($C2,4,2),LEFT($C2,3))>=DATE(RIGHT($A2,4),MID($A2,4,2),LEFT($A2,3)),DATE(RIGHT($C2,4),MID($C2,4,2),LEFT($C2,3))<=DATE(RIGHT($B2,4),MID($B2,4,2),LEFT($B2,3))),"Correct","Error")
but as vletm suggests, get the dates as proper dates in columns A:C. This macro run while your sample sheet is active will do that:
Code:
Sub blah()
For Each colm In Range("A2:C6").Columns
  Colm.TextToColumns Destination:=Colm, DataType:=xlDelimited, TextQualifier:=xlDoubleQuote, ConsecutiveDelimiter:=False, Tab:=False, Semicolon:=False, Comma:=False, Space:=False, Other:=False, FieldInfo:=Array(1, 4), TrailingMinusNumbers:=True
Next colm
End Sub
 
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