# IF statement and dates

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I need a formula that will calculate dates. I need "IF" more than four years from "NOW" add 12 months, "IF" less than four years from "NOW" add 6 months

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This formula will do what you want. In the attached workbook it is in the cell E7.

``=EDATE(\$C7, IF(DATEDIF(\$C\$2,\$C7,"y")<4, 6, 12))``

It is essential that the dates you enter are true dates, not texts that look like a date. Toward this end I didn't format the cells E7:E8 though it applies equally to column C. The above formula produces a number which represents a date, and that is the way it should be. Follow the instructions in the attached workbook to format the cells correctly so that they display a date you can read. Format cells in column C as "General" to see the number behind the date presently displayed.

### Discussion

Excellent! Thank you very much for your quick response!
ng1031 (rep: 2) Sep 19, '18 at 8:07 am
Hello Ng,
Glad I could help and thanks for your comment. Please remember to mark the answer as "Accepted".
Variatus (rep: 4218) Sep 19, '18 at 8:16 pm
This is my first question - what do I do to accept it?
ng1031 (rep: 2) Sep 20, '18 at 3:49 pm
You already found the solution: you selected an answer. Thank you.
Variatus (rep: 4218) Sep 20, '18 at 8:26 pm