Error in Formula - Invalid column value

Hi everyone,

I am trying to get a "date" value from another sheet. I used this formula for other data, and it worked. Only this to look up the date doesn't work!

=INDEX({Project-CIC Approved}, MATCH([Column5]1, {Projects Yardi Job Cost}, 0))


  • KPH
    KPH ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Does the column with the formula in and the column with the date in both have a column type of "Date"?

  • @KPH, Unfortunately not, and due to the report I am working on, I cannot set the column as date. The other one is set as date.

  • KPH
    KPH ✭✭✭✭✭✭


    The column type is the issue. The formula is trying to put the date in date format from {Project-CIC Approved} into your new column but as that column is not a date format column it returns an error. # INVALID COLUMN VALUE

    The quickest workaround is to convert the date into text by adding + "" to the end of the formula.

    Like this:

    =INDEX({Project-CIC Approved}, MATCH([Column5]1, {Projects Yardi Job Cost}, 0))+1

    Another, more complex option, is to break the date into its component parts - day, month, year, and then concatenate them back together again. But I think the simple option will get you the result you need.

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