How to use SUMPRODUCT with dates

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How to use SUMPRODUCT with dates




If in a series of dates and corresponding cash flows (say: 12/31/2018 - 12/31/2033) you want to use sumproduct to return the cash flow for a date not in the series (say: 12/31/2016), can SUMPRODUCT return the cash flow ties to 12/31/2018 (oldest and therefore closest date)?




Say your dates are listed in range A2:A17

in cell B2 =DATE(2016,12,31)

In order to get the closest date ...you could have in cell C2 the following Array Formula



Obtained from the OzGrid Help Forum.

Solution provided by Carim.


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