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year formular doesn't work correctly [closed]

asked 2013-09-09 11:40:31 +0200

ROSt52 gravatar image

updated 2015-11-07 23:50:22 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

I have a column of dates (delivery dates) with format dd-mmm-yyyyy.

As I need to group by years in a pivot table I need to create a column only with year using the formula YEAR(cell). (Formatting the column "delivery dates" does not created a grouping by years in the pivot table.)

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When I use the wizard for this very function the result is correct in the wizard window. but when i click OK in the wizard, the date appearing as the result in a cell shows always 1905.

My date setting in Tools/Options/LibreOffice Calc/Calculate is 12/30/1899(default) LibO version: 4.0.5.2 OS: XP/SP3

Any help is appreciated

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Check if column Delivery date is in appropriate format (date). I inserted few rows with format dd-mmm-yyyyy in date column, formula YEAR(cell) is correct in next column and in pivot table to.

B.Horvat gravatar imageB.Horvat ( 2013-09-09 14:04:14 +0200 )edit

Thanks for your comment. Delivery date column format is dd-mmm-yyyy. Thus I considered the column correct formatted. I also checked if all are date values and changed the date format to 2 - 3 other formats and result was correct... and this became my headaches.

ROSt52 gravatar imageROSt52 ( 2013-09-09 16:58:14 +0200 )edit

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answered 2013-09-09 15:45:26 +0200

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Hi ROSt52,

It is easy to do in PT, once you have made the PT, go to the column with date inside PT, and use Menu/Data/Group & Outline/Group or [F12], there you can select how to group dates.

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THANKS this was a great hint. It works just as you described..... I should have posted my question earlier...

ROSt52 gravatar imageROSt52 ( 2013-09-09 17:01:51 +0200 )edit

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