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I have 2 columns with a 2 long lists of dates. Is there a formula i can use in a third column to determine which date came earlier across each row, that is better then manually comparing across each rows

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EvR

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Format the new column as date:

=IF(A2<B2,A2,B2)

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Use the MIN function

=MIN(A2:B2)
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