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I received help from someone else on this website who provided me with the code; '' =if(and(B1-A1>=VALUE(Êº-00:05:00Êº),B1-A1<=VALUE(Êº00:05:00Êº)),ÊºMATCHÊº,ÊºNO MATCHÊº) '' This does not work for me? I've tried changing the cells but still unsuccessful . I'd like IF A1 and B1 match, come back Match, If A1 and B1 do not match, unmatch If A1 and B1 match with a 5 minute tolerance then match. Please can you assist, and advise if I need to change the cells (A1 B1) to (AB1 AB2) What the method is?

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Excelchat Expert
27/11/2017 - 08:40

Welcome

User
27/11/2017 - 08:41

Hi There

Excelchat Expert
27/11/2017 - 08:42

Can you please share the data sheet with me?

User
27/11/2017 - 08:43

I cannot, but there is sample data on side

User
27/11/2017 - 08:43

A1 B1 = Match,

User
27/11/2017 - 08:43

A2 B2, no match

User
27/11/2017 - 08:43

A3 B3 match.

User
27/11/2017 - 08:44

5 minute tolerance.

User
27/11/2017 - 08:44

I received help from someone else on this website who provided me with the code; '' =if(and(B1-A1>=VALUE(ʺ-00:05:00ʺ),B1-A1<=VALUE(ʺ00:05:00ʺ)),ʺMATCHʺ,ʺNO MATCHʺ) '' This does not work for me? I've tried changing the cells but still unsuccessful . I'd like IF A1 and B1 match, come back Match, If A1 and B1 do not match, unmatch If A1 and B1 match with a 5 minute tolerance then match. Please can you assist, and advise if I need to change the cells (A1 B1) to (AB1 AB2) What the method is?

Excelchat Expert
27/11/2017 - 08:45

Okay, let me work on this

User
27/11/2017 - 08:48

Alright thanks

Excelchat Expert
27/11/2017 - 08:56

please wait, I am working locally

User
27/11/2017 - 08:58

Take your time :)

User
27/11/2017 - 09:06

Just to advise I have 13:50 eft

User
27/11/2017 - 09:06

left

Excelchat Expert
27/11/2017 - 09:07

No worries

Excelchat Expert
27/11/2017 - 09:12

Done

Excelchat Expert
27/11/2017 - 09:12

Thanks for waiting

Excelchat Expert
27/11/2017 - 09:13

Let me share a file with you

Excelchat Expert
27/11/2017 - 09:14

File

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Excelchat Expert
27/11/2017 - 09:14

=IF(AND(ABS((B1-A1)*1440)>=-5,ABS((B1-A1)*1440)<=5),"Match","No Match")

Excelchat Expert
27/11/2017 - 09:14

Please use this formula

Excelchat Expert
27/11/2017 - 09:15

and also you need to change the date format as per your system format

User
27/11/2017 - 09:15

Does not work

User
27/11/2017 - 09:15

I cannot change the format on the data.

Excelchat Expert
27/11/2017 - 09:15

I used date format as mm/dd/yy

Excelchat Expert
27/11/2017 - 09:16

How is date displayed on your destop?

Excelchat Expert
27/11/2017 - 09:16

you system date format and data date format in excel should be same

Excelchat Expert
27/11/2017 - 09:16

otherwise formula calculation will not show the results

User
27/11/2017 - 09:19

how do I do that, is there no way around it..

Excelchat Expert
27/11/2017 - 09:19

You can see in preview window that formula is working as per your requirment

Excelchat Expert
27/11/2017 - 09:20

Can you please confirm how date is being shown on your desktop?

Excelchat Expert
27/11/2017 - 09:22

Date format on your PC desktop and in your Excel sheet should be same

User
27/11/2017 - 09:22

Okay

User
27/11/2017 - 09:22

its shown as : 19//2017 08:27:00

User
27/11/2017 - 09:23

19/01/2017 08:27:00

User
27/11/2017 - 09:23

for example

Excelchat Expert
27/11/2017 - 09:24

Please change the region settings on your system

User
27/11/2017 - 09:25

I am not able to, its for a business plus multiple people will be using this formula and it would be a hassle to change everyones system format

User
27/11/2017 - 09:25

is there no way to work around my format

User
27/11/2017 - 09:25

dd/mm/yyyy hh:mm

User
27/11/2017 - 09:25

what should it be

Excelchat Expert
27/11/2017 - 09:26

Then please change your date format on data sheet

User
27/11/2017 - 09:26

to what

Excelchat Expert
27/11/2017 - 09:26

it should be mm/dd/yyyy

Excelchat Expert
27/11/2017 - 09:27

because excel pickup the default format from region settings

User
27/11/2017 - 09:27

are we able to have miliseconds

Excelchat Expert
27/11/2017 - 09:27

Excel does not have that option

Excelchat Expert
27/11/2017 - 09:27

only hh:mm:ss

User
27/11/2017 - 09:27

I meant seconds

User
27/11/2017 - 09:28

sorry,

User
27/11/2017 - 09:28

It's not working

Excelchat Expert
27/11/2017 - 09:29

Because Formula is return the the value for minutes

Excelchat Expert
27/11/2017 - 09:29

This part of function is returning the value for minutes

Excelchat Expert
27/11/2017 - 09:29

ABS((B3-A3)*1440)

Excelchat Expert
27/11/2017 - 09:30

ABS((B1-A1)*1440)

User
27/11/2017 - 09:30

I see

User
27/11/2017 - 09:30

but the formula works in the file you sent me

User
27/11/2017 - 09:30

but not in my own data file

User
27/11/2017 - 09:30

Oh

User
27/11/2017 - 09:30

sorry, it does

User
27/11/2017 - 09:30

apologies

Excelchat Expert
27/11/2017 - 09:31

Thanks :)

User
27/11/2017 - 09:31

If I want to change the cell area

User
27/11/2017 - 09:32

for example instead of A1 B1 or was AK1 AL1

Excelchat Expert
27/11/2017 - 09:32

You can change the cell references

User
27/11/2017 - 09:33

it says #VALUE!

Excelchat Expert
27/11/2017 - 09:34

Final file

[Uploaded an Excel file]

Excelchat Expert
27/11/2017 - 09:34

Please check this out

Excelchat Expert
27/11/2017 - 09:35

and set the cells formatting as this file

User
27/11/2017 - 09:35

okay awesome

Excelchat Expert
27/11/2017 - 09:35

**as per this file

Excelchat Expert
27/11/2017 - 09:35

Are you satisfied with the results?

User
27/11/2017 - 09:35

that's now dd/mm right?

User
27/11/2017 - 09:35

Im happy yeah

Excelchat Expert
27/11/2017 - 09:37

its mm/dd/yy h:m

Excelchat Expert
27/11/2017 - 09:37

mm/dd/yy h:mm

User
27/11/2017 - 09:38

brilliant

User
27/11/2017 - 09:38

it works

Excelchat Expert
27/11/2017 - 09:39

And please keep the cells format as "General" where you are using formula

User
27/11/2017 - 09:39

okay

Excelchat Expert
27/11/2017 - 09:39

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