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if formula (XP)
I need a formula in Column B that looks at Column A and if the dates in Column A are either between 10/1/02 and 10/31/02, or between 11/26/02 and 1/23/03, or between 2/26/03 and 4/3/03, or between 4/28/03 and 6/12/03 return a value of "NG" in column B if none of this is true, return "".
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Re: if formula (XP)
I have attached a modified copy of your file with my solution. Basically I created an IF with an OR and a series of ANDs, and I entered the date ranges you mentioned in columns C and D. Otherwise you'd have to use something like the DATE function in the formula, making it more lengthy and more complex.
Hope this helps,

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Re: if formula (XP)
Perfect  I was trying to just use if(and(  forgot about the or.
Coincidence? My husband's name is Brook  how weird, huh?
Again  thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

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Re: if formula (XP)
Try this in B2(all one line) and copy it down the column:
=IF(OR(AND(A2>DATEVALUE("10/1/02"),A2<DATEVALUE("10/31/02")),AND(A2>DATEVALUE("11/26/02"), A2<DATEVALUE("1/23/03")), AND(A2>DATEVALUE("2/26/03"),A2<DATEVALUE("4/3/03")), AND(A2>DATEVALUE("4/28/03"),A2<DATEVALUE("6/12/03"))),"NG","")
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My "Brook" is short for Brooklyn, which is where I call home.
Glad I could be of some assistance.

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Re: if formula (XP)
I think the formula below will do what you want:
<pre>=IF(ISNUMBER(A2),IF(OR(AND(A2>=DATEVALUE("1 0/1/02"),A2<DATEVALUE("11/1/02")),AND(A2>=
DATEVALUE("11/26/02"),A2<DATEVALUE("1/24/03")),AND(A2>=DATEVALUE("2/26/03"),A2<
DATEVALUE("4/4/03")),AND(A2>=DATEVALUE("4/28/03"),A2<DATEVALUE("6/12/03"))),"NG",""),"")
</pre>
Put that all on one line.Legare Coleman

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Re: if formula (XP)
That's not going to work for 10/1/02, 11/26/02, 2/26/03, 4/28/03, and may not work for any of range end dates if the dates include a time.
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Re: if formula (XP)
I did notice that your name is George  not Brook  still weird.
How are things in Brooklyn?

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Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!
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I'm going to have to get you a present you've helped me so many times.
Thank you again.
Linda

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Re: if formula (XP)
I am not sure I understand. Are you referring to the fact that I did not use ">=" and "<=" but ">" and "<"?
They said between the dates so I made them noninclusive.
I don't think the "isnumber" will weed out any that the formula without it gets, so I chose not to check the appropriateness of the data. I try to simplify my convoluted formulas and it didn't seem necessary to check (I realize in VB this is more essential, but formulas are more fogiving about datatypes)
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Re: if formula (XP)
Yes, I took the message to mean that it included the end dates. Now that I reread it, your interpretation could also be correct. I guess the originator can pick the solution that fits her need.
Legare Coleman