I am trying to add 10 days to a "custom" date

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realpple Posts 2 Registration date Sunday October 12, 2014 Status Member Last seen October 13, 2014 - Oct 12, 2014 at 01:36 PM
TrowaD Posts 2901 Registration date Sunday September 12, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen October 4, 2022 - Oct 14, 2014 at 10:52 AM
In the original cell I am using a custom date format of 00\/00\/0000 and in another cell I am adding 10 days to the date with the simple formula C1+10 but it is adding the 10 days to the year not the day.... Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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TrowaD Posts 2901 Registration date Sunday September 12, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen October 4, 2022 525
Oct 13, 2014 at 12:07 PM
Hi Realpple,

That is because you created a numerical string.
Create a date string by using d, m and y like:
ddVmmVyyyy

I used "V" because "\/" was turned into "/".

Best regards,
Trowa
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realpple Posts 2 Registration date Sunday October 12, 2014 Status Member Last seen October 13, 2014
Oct 13, 2014 at 06:41 PM
Thank you, however I am trying to use a string that when the date is being entered you don't have to put in any dashes or slashes. Is it possible to add 10 days to the date like this? Maybe there is a different way I can format the date? and still do both of these actions?
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TrowaD Posts 2901 Registration date Sunday September 12, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen October 4, 2022 525
Oct 14, 2014 at 10:52 AM
Hi Realpple,

Consider this workaround:
Format cell A1 as text.
Now use a formula to change this value into a date:
=LEFT(A2,2)& "-" &MIDB(A2,3,2)& "-" & RIGHT(A2,4)

You can place this formula anywhere you want, in the next cell, out of sight, another sheet as long as you refer to the formula cell when adding the 10 days.

Best regards,
Trowa
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