Thursday, February 23, 2012

Resolving #NUM error in excel

I was using excel to display data from a cube. I tried to do a caluclated cell in excel to display number of months between two dates. Here is the formula I used to do this.

=Datedif(H1,G5,"m")

But I received an error -- #NUM

Then I again looked at the dates entered. To make sure that the datedif function works you need to give the earlier date as the first parameter and the later date as the second parameter to avoid the #NUM error. You also need to ensure that the dates are in the correct format otherwise you will receive a #VALUE error.

So to avoid the #NUM error I changed the formula to

=Datedif(G5,H1,"m"). This retunrs the difference between the two dates in months.

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