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erikjanpoelen
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Return the minimum date when comparing two date columns (while ignoring blanks)

I want to retrieve the earliest date out of two date colums.

 

However, the MIN function does not help me as it sees BLANKS as 0, thus choosing BLANKS over a date, while I am looking for the date when the other column is empty.

 

Is there a work-around available? Excel seems to do this just fine.

 

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v-juanli-msft
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Hi @erikjanpoelen

As tested, Ronald123's solution will retuen the min date for two column.

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If you'd like this, please take this suggestion.

However, it seems you'd like to get min date by comparing two column, if one is blank, return the date instead of blank.

If so, please create a column

Column 3 = IF([date1]=BLANK(),[date2],IF([date2]=BLANK(),[date1],MIN([date1],[date2])))

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Best Regards

Maggie

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v-juanli-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @erikjanpoelen

As tested, Ronald123's solution will retuen the min date for two column.

11.png

If you'd like this, please take this suggestion.

However, it seems you'd like to get min date by comparing two column, if one is blank, return the date instead of blank.

If so, please create a column

Column 3 = IF([date1]=BLANK(),[date2],IF([date2]=BLANK(),[date1],MIN([date1],[date2])))

12.png

 

 

Best Regards

Maggie

Ronald123
Resolver III
Resolver III

Hello @erikjanpoelen,

 

Try this measure;

 

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Greets,

 

Ronald

Greg_Deckler
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Perhaps use MINX with a FILTER to weed out the BLANKS?


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