The information on this page shows common problems and solutions for the error.

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If a cell's date isn't entered using the same date system, then Excel won't recognize it as a true date.

For example, let's say that your computer displays dates as mm/dd/yyyy.

This quick fix can save you from the tedium of re-entering thousands of rows of data.

When entering numerical data in Excel, it helps to format it according to the type of data it is. percentage, currency, date, or text—helps drive consistency and accuracy in displaying and working with your data.

In this example, cell D2 has the budgeted amount, and cell E2 has the actual amount. Type a positive value in one cell, and a negative value in another.

In a third cell, use the SUM function to add the two cells together. In a third cell, subtract one cell reference from the other. In a third cell, use the DATEDIF function to find the difference in dates.

In this example, cell D6 has the budgeted amount, and cell E6 has the actual amount as a negative number. In this example, cell D10 has the start date, and cell E10 has the End date. For more information on the DATEDIF function, see Calculate the difference between two dates. If your date is aligned to the right, then it's a date. Here are some solutions that can help this problem.

But if it's aligned to the left, this means the date isn't really a date. Check for leading spaces Check your computer's date settings Excel uses your computer's date system.

They can do this by copying all the cells, and pasting only as values.