Lookup latest or earliest date with formulas in Excel
To get the relative oldest or newest date of the specific value, you can apply the following formulas to solve it.
To get the oldest date, please input this formula: =MIN(IF(A2:A16=E1,B2:B16)) into a specified cell, and then press Ctrl + Shift + Enter keys together to return the correct answer, see screenshot:
To get the newest date, please enter this formula: =MAX(IF(A2:A16=E1,B2:B16)) into your specified cell, and remember to press Ctrl + Shift + Enter keys together to return the result, see screenshot:
1. In the above formulas:
A2:A16 is the column that you want to look up in;
E1 is the lookup value;
B2:B16 is the column which the result will be returned.
2. If you get a number result after pressing the Ctrl + Shift + Enter keys, you just need to convert the number to date formatting. Select the number cell and right click to choose Format Cells, then in the Format Cells dialog box, click Date under Number tab, and choose one date format from the right Type list box.
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