Avoiding False Results when Counting Dates Matching Specified Criteria


Column A contains dates formatted as "mm/dd/yyyy".
When using the following COUNTIF formula to count the number of dates after April 1st, 2005:
A false result of 4 was returned.

Solution 1:

To avoid any format related problems, use the COUNTIF and DATE functions as shown in the following formula:

Solution 2:

Use the COUNTIF function as shown in the following formula:

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