Need to compare dates between two columns and choose the later date


Hello, I'm trying to figure out how to write a formula to compare the dates in two different columns and populate a third column with the later of the two dates.


  • bisaacs
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    Hey @Ally C,

    I would just use an IF statement in the third date column to compare the dates:

    =IF([Date 1]@row > [Date 2]@row, [Date 1]@row, [Date 2]@row)

    Hope this helps!

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  • Ally C

    Perfect! I'd tried something similar and had checked that both columns were formatted as dates but I overlooked the obvious which was to format the third column as a date.

    Your formula works perfectly and made me step back and troubleshoot.


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