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I need to count number of dates from a timestamped date in column from the completed date column to show the number of days. I have not successfully been able to do this. I am a novice Excel user. Can you help?

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Excelchat Expert
08/09/2017 - 04:59

Hi, It's my pleasure to assist you today

User
08/09/2017 - 04:59

Yes i meant # of days not dates

Excelchat Expert
08/09/2017 - 04:59

Entering Explanation phase

Excelchat Expert
08/09/2017 - 04:59

Please provide me the sample in preview

User
08/09/2017 - 05:01

I want C to show # of days between the start and end

Excelchat Expert
08/09/2017 - 05:01

Sure. i am working on it

User
08/09/2017 - 05:01

and how do I make it apply to the entire column?

Excelchat Expert
08/09/2017 - 05:01

You are working on column C?

Excelchat Expert
08/09/2017 - 05:01

Can you please deselect it

Excelchat Expert
08/09/2017 - 05:02

ok. Thank you

Excelchat Expert
08/09/2017 - 05:02

=DATEDIF(A1,B1,"d")

Excelchat Expert
08/09/2017 - 05:02

Here is the formula for number of days

Excelchat Expert
08/09/2017 - 05:02

Entering Discussion phase

Excelchat Expert
08/09/2017 - 05:03

copy the cell and paste downwards to apply for entire column till where the rows have data

User
08/09/2017 - 05:03

I get #VALUE! error

Excelchat Expert
08/09/2017 - 05:04

can you please check in the preview. I get 12 days.

Excelchat Expert
08/09/2017 - 05:04

Please copy the cells from A to C

Excelchat Expert
08/09/2017 - 05:04

or download this file

User
08/09/2017 - 05:06

Thank you - On my live Excel doc I'm still getting the error. Maybe because the first line doesn't have a completion date?

User
08/09/2017 - 05:06

I tried it on a line that does and it doesn't work.

Excelchat Expert
08/09/2017 - 05:06

Ok. That is great

User
08/09/2017 - 05:06

I'll try your file.

Excelchat Expert
08/09/2017 - 05:07

I can suggest one more thing

User
08/09/2017 - 05:07

please :)

Excelchat Expert
08/09/2017 - 05:07

There is an option to avoid that error using iferror statement to make it blank

Excelchat Expert
08/09/2017 - 05:07

=iferror(DATEDIF(A1,B1,"d"),"")

Excelchat Expert
08/09/2017 - 05:07

Try this

Excelchat Expert
08/09/2017 - 05:08

This will show blank when there is an error.

User
08/09/2017 - 05:09

Ok that worked on first line. It put TRUE in the line with an end date.

User
08/09/2017 - 05:09

I still don't seem to have it right how to make the formula apply to the whole column.

Excelchat Expert
08/09/2017 - 05:10

copy the cell with formula and drag down or paste in other cells

User
08/09/2017 - 05:11

I got it!! Thank you!

Excelchat Expert
08/09/2017 - 05:11

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User
08/09/2017 - 05:11

ok

Excelchat Expert
08/09/2017 - 05:11

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User
08/09/2017 - 05:11

no and I would like this on my personal computer. I'm at work now.

Excelchat Expert
08/09/2017 - 05:12

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User
08/09/2017 - 05:12

ok and how much does it cost?

Excelchat Expert
08/09/2017 - 05:12

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Excelchat Expert
08/09/2017 - 05:12

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08/09/2017 - 05:12

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User
08/09/2017 - 05:12

I'm an individual trying to learn for my job. I want to improve my skills.

Excelchat Expert
08/09/2017 - 05:13

That is great to hear.

Excelchat Expert
08/09/2017 - 05:13

My manager will be in touch. Thanks

Excelchat Expert
08/09/2017 - 05:13

Have a great day ahead

User
08/09/2017 - 05:13

how do I sign up? I already submitted my personal email

User
08/09/2017 - 05:13

Thanks

User
08/09/2017 - 05:13

you too

Excelchat Expert
08/09/2017 - 05:13

Please end the session and leave a great review

User
08/09/2017 - 05:14

Ok I will - will it prompt me to leave a review?

Excelchat Expert
08/09/2017 - 05:14

Yes. It asks for rating.

User
08/09/2017 - 05:14

ok

Excelchat Expert
08/09/2017 - 05:14

Once you end the session

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