Excel: date+1 year?

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sheldons86 - Jul 28, 2008 at 03:51 PM
 richardb - Aug 19, 2010 at 10:02 AM
Hello,
I am trying to set up a simple way to let my excel illiterate boss have a simple way of knowing when a list of products need to be updated. So I have the date the product was last update, then the status of the product "up to date" or "needs updating", then the product itself. I want to create a formula so that one year after the date the product was last updated the status of the product changes from "up to date" to "needs updating." Would this be an if statement or conditional formatting issue? How can I say if the date is greater than x plus one year, then change y to say "needs updating" then once the new update is completed the equation continues using the new update date. Any suggestions would be really helpful. Sorry this sounds like a word problem on a test or something. What do you all think?

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Jul 28, 2008 at 04:36 PM
Hi,
Try with this formula where A1 is the cell which contains the date :
=IF(TODAY()<EDATE(A1;12);"up to date";"needs updating")

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Jul 30, 2008 at 12:01 PM
Hello,
Did you install all additional macros of excel ?
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Probably not, I bet that is why it isn't working.
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A few minor syntax errors and I think you will now find this works

=IF(TODAY()>=EDATE(A1,12),"up to date","needs updating")
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I gave it a try but it said there was an error. I tried making several adjustments to that equation. Maybe I'm just spacing out on this one.
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