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Finding the Date Associated with a Negative Value in Excel

To find the date associated with a negative value in Excel, you can use the following steps:

  1. First, identify the cells that contain negative values. You can do this by looking for cells that have a red color font, or by using the Find and Select feature.
  2. Once you have identified the cells containing negative values, you can use the Go To Special feature to select those cells. On the Home tab, in the Editing group, click Find & Select.

  3. In the Go To Special dialog box, click Constants, and then click OK.

  4. All of the cells containing negative values should now be selected.
  5. You can now use the Filter feature to only display the rows containing those cells.

  6. To do this, click the Data tab, and then click Filter in the Sort & Filter group.

  7. Click on one of the cells in your column header that you want to filter by (in this case, we will filter by Date). A dropdown arrow should appear.

  8. Click on the dropdown arrow, and then click Text Filters.

  9. In the Text Filters menu, choose Contains...

  10. In the Contains dialog box that appears, type "-" (without quotes) into the box next to Contains:

  11. Click OK to close the dialog box.
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