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I need to sort list of start&end dates with the ID if it falls within the next 24 hours.
For example.
Equipment ID, Start date, End date
7017, 9/08/2018 6:00, 10/08/2018 6:00
7017,9/08/2018 6:00,9/08/2018 12:00
5065, 13/08/2018 6:00, 18/08/2018 6:00
want to automate the list so that it populates the ID start&end date if it falls with in the next 24 hours of today.
problem is some times the end date is 3 days out, and i want to list the ID, and end date (equipment handed back) if the end date falls within next 24 hours.

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Excelchat Expert
09/08/2018 - 07:52

HI

User
09/08/2018 - 07:52

hi

Excelchat Expert
09/08/2018 - 07:52

Could you please share the file

Excelchat Expert
09/08/2018 - 07:53

if possible

User
09/08/2018 - 07:53

stuck on a problem. ive attached a spreadsheet

User
09/08/2018 - 07:53

attached

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Excelchat Expert
09/08/2018 - 07:53

okay

Excelchat Expert
09/08/2018 - 07:53

give me a moment to open the file

User
09/08/2018 - 07:53

no problem :)

Excelchat Expert
09/08/2018 - 07:54

I have the file open

Excelchat Expert
09/08/2018 - 07:54

Could you please elaborate on the problem?

User
09/08/2018 - 07:54

no worres.

User
09/08/2018 - 07:55

i want a auto output, of what equipment Id is needed to be handed in. hence, if start date of 7017 is within next 24 hr then list them on the output results list.

User
09/08/2018 - 07:56

also, if the end date is approaching and is within the next 24 hours it also needs to be listed on the "output results" list.

User
09/08/2018 - 07:57

i cant do a vlookup because there are more than 1 identical Ids on the list with 2 date ranges.

Excelchat Expert
09/08/2018 - 07:57

For each row, we can check, right?

Excelchat Expert
09/08/2018 - 07:57

of table A,B,C

Excelchat Expert
09/08/2018 - 07:58

Or, in the same table just add a flag if it is due?

Excelchat Expert
09/08/2018 - 07:58

If either of the conditions meet, then 1 else 0

Excelchat Expert
09/08/2018 - 07:58

Would this solve your problem

User
09/08/2018 - 07:59

flag it on the "yellow" "outputs results" E,F, G column. if its due

Excelchat Expert
09/08/2018 - 07:59

okay

Excelchat Expert
09/08/2018 - 07:59

give me sometime to work

User
09/08/2018 - 07:59

Also need it to flag if its needed to be handed in within 24 hours.. i.e. the start date.

User
09/08/2018 - 08:01

issue i have is, there are more than 2 IDs on the list with 2 separate dates ranges.. i've gotten around it by artifically recreating the ID by adding 7017"_" to make it unique for th vlookup.

User
09/08/2018 - 08:01

Can you tell me if you can find an alternate solution, that doesnt make it so complicated.

Excelchat Expert
09/08/2018 - 08:03

I am thinking of using IF condition and generating a flag for each row and if that flag = 1, then i will list it out in the column E,F,G

Excelchat Expert
09/08/2018 - 08:03

Does this sound right?

User
09/08/2018 - 08:03

give it a try and send me a copy

Excelchat Expert
09/08/2018 - 08:03

sure

User
09/08/2018 - 08:03

the output just needs to be, "If start date falls inside next 24 hours, then list all ID, with start & end date..

User
09/08/2018 - 08:04

If end date falls within 24 hours, also list them in the list.

User
09/08/2018 - 08:04

however we dont want double ups.

Excelchat Expert
09/08/2018 - 08:04

okay

Excelchat Expert
09/08/2018 - 08:04

give me sometime to work on it

User
09/08/2018 - 08:04

ok thanks

User
09/08/2018 - 08:07

please send a copy to email: Eddyng88@gmail.com

User
09/08/2018 - 08:08

if you figure it out.

Excelchat Expert
09/08/2018 - 08:19

Here you go

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User
09/08/2018 - 08:20

hi,

Excelchat Expert
09/08/2018 - 08:21

hey

User
09/08/2018 - 08:21

but the 2nd colum doenst work.

User
09/08/2018 - 08:21

7017, 9/08/2018 6:00

User
09/08/2018 - 08:21

is inside now.

User
09/08/2018 - 08:22

the date is within the the date ranges in A2, B2

Excelchat Expert
09/08/2018 - 08:22

I have just consider in the next 24 hour

Excelchat Expert
09/08/2018 - 08:22

DO you want me to consider in theprevious 24 hour also

Excelchat Expert
09/08/2018 - 08:22

?

User
09/08/2018 - 08:22

no

User
09/08/2018 - 08:23

sorry, prob didnt explain properly.

Excelchat Expert
09/08/2018 - 08:23

What's the time zone for dates in the excel?

User
09/08/2018 - 08:23

the dates are in Australia format

User
09/08/2018 - 08:24

english Austraia

Excelchat Expert
09/08/2018 - 08:24

okay

Excelchat Expert
09/08/2018 - 08:24

In terms of GMT, what is it?

Excelchat Expert
09/08/2018 - 08:24

I can modify the formula accordingly

User
09/08/2018 - 08:24

+8

Excelchat Expert
09/08/2018 - 08:24

okay

User
09/08/2018 - 08:24

nah was hoping to reference the 2 B1, B2 cells.

Excelchat Expert
09/08/2018 - 08:24

I will modify it

User
09/08/2018 - 08:25

so that if its between the 2 date cells, then it would list

User
09/08/2018 - 08:25

just incase i want to increase the date range. from 24 hrs to 36.. if i wanted to

User
09/08/2018 - 08:26

the date range must start from today 6am to next day 6am.

Excelchat Expert
09/08/2018 - 08:26

I am not able to follow

User
09/08/2018 - 08:26

however in this example i've put 36hrs

Excelchat Expert
09/08/2018 - 08:27

As per my formula, the second one would not list because, both the dates are past as per the current time

Excelchat Expert
09/08/2018 - 08:28

I hope this makes sense

User
09/08/2018 - 08:28

yes it does.

Excelchat Expert
09/08/2018 - 08:29

Do you want me to list the second one also?

User
09/08/2018 - 08:29

instead of using "Now"

User
09/08/2018 - 08:30

could you have it reference the date on the top left hand corner?

Excelchat Expert
09/08/2018 - 08:30

yes

Excelchat Expert
09/08/2018 - 08:31

Date in B1?

User
09/08/2018 - 08:31

yep

Excelchat Expert
09/08/2018 - 08:31

okay

User
09/08/2018 - 08:31

date range in B1 , B2

User
09/08/2018 - 08:31

if date falls inside B1 and B2

Excelchat Expert
09/08/2018 - 08:32

If any of the dates fall between B1 and B2, you want to list them, right?

User
09/08/2018 - 08:32

yes

Excelchat Expert
09/08/2018 - 08:32

okay

Excelchat Expert
09/08/2018 - 08:32

working on it

User
09/08/2018 - 08:32

thx

Excelchat Expert
09/08/2018 - 08:35

Updated

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User
09/08/2018 - 08:48

thx

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