I'm looking for help on the following:

How do I get the last date from a column in sheet1 returned in a cell of sheet2

I tried it with:


but this results in an error

Any suggestions?

  • What kind of error? Could you share the spreadsheet with us? Commented Mar 2, 2013 at 11:58

2 Answers 2


The following formula will find the maximum date in column A:


See example file I've prepared: find maximum date

  • It works like a charm. Do you have an idea what I can do if the collumn doesn´t contain dates, but text ?
    – ibitom
    Commented Mar 2, 2013 at 14:52
  • That indeed is another question. Please read this section of the faq how to deal with answered questions.
    – Jacob Jan
    Commented Mar 2, 2013 at 19:28
  • You´re right. I have posted a new question. Thanks.
    – ibitom
    Commented Mar 3, 2013 at 8:02
  • @JacobJanTuinstra, you might want to change the "share" permissions on the example you've prepared. Commented Jul 1, 2013 at 23:19
  • @XavierCasto Done, thanks for that !!
    – Jacob Jan
    Commented Jul 2, 2013 at 5:24

To find the last value entered in col A (of sheet1), also try


and see if that works ?

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