# I want to find date of joining

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Ansh_5770 Posts 2 Registration date Sunday September 19, 2021 Status Member Last seen September 19, 2021 - Updated on Sep 23, 2021 at 01:39 PM
TrowaD Posts 2921 Registration date Sunday September 12, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen December 27, 2022 - Sep 20, 2021 at 11:22 AM
Hello everyone i have a attandance sheet like this i want to find date of joining by formula.
Mean on which date from 1 to 31 he started to work i want that date for date of joining .
if he started to work date 6 so his date of joining should be 06/10/2021

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TrowaD Posts 2921 Registration date Sunday September 12, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen December 27, 2022 552
Updated on Sep 20, 2021 at 11:58 AM
Hi Ansh,

'i have a attandance sheet like this'
It would be helpful to show what your attandance sheet looks like.

What is entered in the cell, you want to determine the date of joining from?

Best regards,
Trowa

EDIT: Ok, I just saw the screenshot you sent me in a pm. So you use column F to AJ for each of the days of the month. The rows are used for names. The entire table is filled with letters A, P, W/O and PH.

No idea what the letters stand for, but that doesn't matter much. In the formula below we are looking for the first occurance of the letter A:
=DATE(YEAR(\$F\$12),MONTH(\$F\$12),DAY(MATCH("A",F13:AJ13,0)))

For the formula to work, the date row needs to contain full dates. So enter 1/10/2021 and then give it a custom format (cell properties) of "d", so the cells will look the same as they are now.

Let us know if something is unclear.

Best regards,
Trowa