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# Entering a date on multiple sheets automatically

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# Entering a date on multiple sheets automatically

I'm trying to put in a formula to enter dates automatically on my sheets. For example: I have 31 sheets for the month of July. I want to have the date on each sheet in the same cell. Is there a way to do this without having to enter it manually on each sheet? I'm using excel 2016.

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# Re: Entering a date on multiple sheets automatically

If you mean the same date for all sheets, you may select all shift (click on first, Shift, click on last) and enter the date into the cell. Unselect sheets.

# Re: Entering a date on multiple sheets automatically

If you highlight all 31 sheets and then enter the date in the cell you want, it will get entered in that same cell on all 31 sheets.

# Re: Entering a date on multiple sheets automatically

@vtyree , you can extract the day from the sheet name using this formula:

``=MID(CELL("filename"),SEARCH("]",CELL("filename"))+1,255)``

Then use the Date function to get the whole date:

``=DATE(2020,7,MID(CELL("filename"),SEARCH("]",CELL("filename"))+1,255))``

# Re: Entering a date on multiple sheets automatically

Ah says the man when you open his eyes.  I didn't catch the 31 sheets for July as in 31 days in July.  Good catch @TheAntony .  That solution is good IF the sheets are named 1, 2, 3, etc...

If not you can use this formula in the Name Manager to define a Name like "PrevSheet" as a reference to the same cell in the previous sheet:

=INDIRECT(INDEX(GET.WORKBOOK(1),SHEET()-1)&"'!R"&ROW()&"C"&COLUMN(),FALSE)

then:

1. in sheet 1 type 1
2. highlight sheets 2-31
3. type in =PrevSheet+1

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# Re: Entering a date on multiple sheets automatically

When simply select sheets 2-... and enter into the cell

``=DATE(2020,7,SHEET()-1)``

# Re: Entering a date on multiple sheets automatically

I mean, a different date on each sheet...for example 7/1/20, 7/2/20 and so on. @Sergei Baklan

# Re: Entering a date on multiple sheets automatically

OMG thank you!!! It worked!!!! @Sergei Baklan

# Re: Entering a date on multiple sheets automatically

@vtyree , you are welcome

# Re: Entering a date on multiple sheets automatically

where do you enter that? and i need it to be dated format like below 7/1/24,7/2/24. etc. but I need it dated not just 1,2,3, for dates.

# Re: Entering a date on multiple sheets automatically

@jbalderas please see attached. Enter it in the box for the date you wish to use. Change the number to what ever month you are using.

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# Re: Entering a date on multiple sheets automatically

When simply select sheets 2-... and enter into the cell

``=DATE(2020,7,SHEET()-1)``