In times of data sorting, we sometimes face the necessity of finding past due date. From this article, you will know about Excel formula for past due date.
For clarification, I have used a dataset containing data titled Project Name and Deadline.
How to Use Formula for Past Due Date in Excel: 3 Ways
1. Using Excel TODAY Function in Conditional Formatting for Past Due Date
Use of TODAY Function is a very efficient way to separate for Past Due Date.
- Select all the cells containing dates. Here, I have selected cells C5:C11.
- Then, choose Home from the ribbon.
- Select Conditional Formatting and New Rule sequentially.
A Dialogue box will appear.
- Select Format only cells that contain from Select a Rule Type.
- Next, From the Format only cells with, select Cell Value, less than and =TODAY() continuously.
- Afterward, select Format.
Another dialogue box will appear named Format Cells.
- Select the Fill tab and choose a color.
- Press OK.
- Press OK again.
Finally, the formula will be applied and the past due date will be identified.
Read More: How to Pull Data from a Date Range in Excel
2. Applying Excel IF & ISBLANK Functions for Past Due Date
- Select a cell and input the formula.
- Here, I have selected D5 for the application of the formula.
The Formula here is:
=IF(ISBLANK(C5),"", IF(C5<TODAY(),"Delayed","On Time"))
Where, ISBLANK Function is used to check if the selected cell is blank or not. A condition is applied using IF Function which gives Delayed output for value less than today compared with the selected cell value and On Time output for the rest.
- Press ENTER.
3. Employing Excel Combined Functions for Past Due Date
We can also employ a formula that contains both IF, TODAY & MAX Function for past due date.
- Select a cell and write the formula.
- Here, type the following formula in cell D5.
Where MAX Function returns the largest value and ignores the empty cells. A condition is applied here using IF Function where differentiating values between today’s date and the date mentioned in the cell, it will give output On Schedule or Due.
- Press ENTER.
- For the AutoFill, use Fill Handle.
You can practice here for more efficiency.
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Every Excel formula for past due date is shown here is quite easily functional and effective. Here, you can give your feedback or further queries in the comment section.