Counting Dates in a calendar year
I need to count rows that have a value in the "Open Date" column within a calendar year (i.e. 2020), not sure what the syntax is to limit to Jan 1 through Dec 31
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@Randy Van Winkle Have you tried using the Year() function to examine what year a column of dates are from? It is straightforward if you don't mind adding a column to extract the year:
If column A holds your date, then use =YEAR(A@row) in Column B to get the year
Then in a third column you hold your answer, calculated by: =COUNTIF(B:B, =2020)
Basically, count if B = the year you are interested in. (adjust 2020 as needed)
Make sense? Let me know if you don't have flexibility to add that extraction column.
(I also recommend building Column B as a column formula, and adding some errorchecking in case your date field is blank or is not a good date)
Dale
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@Randy Van Winkle Have you tried using the Year() function to examine what year a column of dates are from? It is straightforward if you don't mind adding a column to extract the year:
If column A holds your date, then use =YEAR(A@row) in Column B to get the year
Then in a third column you hold your answer, calculated by: =COUNTIF(B:B, =2020)
Basically, count if B = the year you are interested in. (adjust 2020 as needed)
Make sense? Let me know if you don't have flexibility to add that extraction column.
(I also recommend building Column B as a column formula, and adding some errorchecking in case your date field is blank or is not a good date)
Dale

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