I have a spreadsheet (URL below). I've set up a query to make sure I understand how to do a query with a date range. Then I tried to create a similar query on the "real" data. The "Week 1" worksheet feeds the "Week 1 data" worksheet, where I manipulate the data and it contains the query. The data range query returns no results. All other queries work.

my spreadsheet

  • its because dates in E column are not recognized as dates by query (this can be checked if you set Automatic formatting for E column) – user0 Feb 7 '19 at 4:56
  • Bummer. I thought about that and tested all of the dates involved using the =isDate() formula and it returned all true values. I also tried replacing the data in column E with =DateValue() functions and the query still didn't work. – John Faig Feb 7 '19 at 15:06
  • half true... yes, E colum "does" have dates, but they are not full dates. meaning 'Week 1'!D$3 is in the format 3/4. so you import it as 3/4 and internally convert it to 3/4/2019 by using cell formatting, but QUERY still sees it as 3/4 – user0 Feb 7 '19 at 16:10
  • So, the query uses the format of the data and not the underlying data? – John Faig Feb 7 '19 at 17:05
  • yes, in this case – user0 Feb 7 '19 at 17:12

         "select * where Col4 >= date '"&TEXT($G$1,   "yyyy-mm-dd")&"' 
                     and Col4 <= date '"&TEXT($G$1+5, "yyyy-mm-dd")&"'", 0)}


         "select * where Col4 >= '"&VALUE(G1)&"' 
                     and Col4 <= '"&VALUE(G1)+5&"'", 0)}),
         "select * where Col4 >= '"&VALUE(G1)&"' 
                     and Col4 <= '"&VALUE(G1)+5&"'", 0)}))

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