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# Excel/Obtaining data from date range 1.7.2012 and 13.11.2012

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Dear Tom

I am currently going to Custom equal or greater than 1.7.2012 and less than or equal to 13.11.2012. But it wont filter the unrequested dates of workshops before 1.7.2012
Please explain how I obtain the number of staff who have attended  workshops held between 15.7.2012 and 13.11.2012 (Australian dates).
regards
Annette

Hello Annette,

if the cells actually contain dates, then you can do

=countif(A:A,">=1.7.2012")-countif(A:A,">13.11.2012")

I am in the US so using US notation, this worked for me:  =COUNTIF(A:A,">=07/01/2012")-COUNTIF(A:A,">11/13/2012")

It is equivalent to what I suggested.  I don't know what the Australian version of Excel recognizes as a date, but if it recognizes your notation, what I suggested should work.

If you actually want 15.7.2012 then

=countif(A:A,">=15.7.2012")-countif(A:A,">13.11.2012")

Guess I should have mentioned that for purposes of giving an illustrative formula, I am assuming the column of dates is in column A.

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Regards,
Tom Ogilvy
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