Hello Gerberreinette,

The followiing IF/AND formula should do the task for you:-

=IF(B5="","",IF(AND(A5>$A$2,B5="Declared"),"Accepted",IF(AND(A5>$A$2,B5="Rejected"),"Accepted","Not Actioned")))

As I don't know how your work book is set up, have a look at my test work book at the following link:-

https://www.dropbox.com/s/1weipbgysv5hn6g/Gerberreinette%28IF%20AND%20formula%29.xlsx?dl=0
You'll see that I have the Declaration Start Date in cell A2 and the other data in the range A4:C. The formula is in Column C. Change the cell references in the formula to suit your work book. Drag the formula down as far as you need.

In the test work book, change/mix the dates and inventory criteria to see the formula at work.

I hope that this helps,

Cheerio,

vcoolio.

One question: The Rejected description has a date after the text. When I take the date out the formula works 100%.

Is there maybe something that can be added to the formula that will calculate text and number. If not I will take out the date. Thank you for assisting me in this because I really struggled with this.

Thank you so much for this. Declared and Rejected is mixed in with other text within the cell for example REJECTED160115

So I tried to format the dates as dates and NOT text 2016.03.04 - can be text or a date formatted to display as entered above

=IF(AND(A2 > DATEVALUE("2016/02/17"),OR(ISNUMBER(SEARCH("rejected",B5)),ISNUMBER(SEARCH("DECLARED",B5)))),"Accepted","Not Accepted")

It worked. Have a splendid day and thanks for your time in helping me.

Well done Gerberreinette!

Glad that I was able to help out in some way.

Cheerio,

vcoolio.