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Auto Add Dates [Solved]

 
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 2:30 pm    Post subject: Auto Add Dates [Solved] Reply with quote

Hi all. Sorta frustrated by this one. I'm trying to create something in Calc so that when I add any data at all (a number, or name or just text) to say, anything in column A, I'd like it to automatically enter todays date in the corresponding row in B. Is this possible?

I'm using this to auto add the date I pay invoices, as I often forget to do it.

Thanks!


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks to - drzcyy -[url] http://www.oooforum.org/forum/viewtopic.phtml?t=93461&highlight=timestamps[/url] for this interesting answer.

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1. Format cells in column B to accept dates, or time.

2. Go to: TOOLS>OPTIONS>OPENOFFICE.ORG CALC>CALCULATE
switch "iterations" on. -put a tick in the iterations box.
change "steps" in box to "1" (this last step is not important)

3. insert this formula into cell B1:
=IF(C1="";"";IF(B1="";NOW();B1))

this is what happens: if C1 is empty, B1 will be empty. when C1 has a value, B1 will be timestamped. but... IF B1 is already occupied, the B1 value will not change, including recalculate function or F9.


I would add that the alteration to the iteration box should be changed again on the next opening of a new file .
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That worked beautifully. Thanks for your help!
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