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QUESTION: hi there

i am currently working with alot of pricing, i would like to write a formula for some sort of warning to appear should a price be older than 6 months.


ANSWER: Try This,

=IF(DATEDIF(A1,TODAY(),"m")>=6,"Over  6 Months","")

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QUESTION: hi there

i have just tried this formula, however, if i put a date in thats older than 6 months from today for instance, it pops up with the #value error, and if i have no date in whatsoever, it has the warning in it.

pls help.

The only reason you would get a #value error is if the value entered was not a date. This revised formula should fix your follow up question.

=IFERROR(IF(A1="","",IF(DATEDIF(A1,TODAY(),"m")>=6,"Over  6 Months","")),"Value entered is not a date")
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