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Earlier, when I had dates in a column like:

Monday, 21 April, 2014
Tuesday, 22 April, 2014

and I extended the last cell to lower cells I could expect them to be filled with following days:

Wednesday, 23 April, 2014
Thursday, 24 April, 2014

but now I get:

Tuesday, 22 April, 2015
Tuesday, 22 April, 2016

Why is that? All cells in column are in date format.

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If formatted as text at data entry, those are the results, if formatted as a date (say dddd, dd mmm, yyyy) the appearance will be the same but the date will increment by a day at a time.

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  • Right click and go to format cell.
  • Under category choose Date and format as 31.dec.1999. key in your date as for example : 12/31/99 and press enter.
  • The date will be automatically changed to given format of 31.Dec.1999.
  • Then drag the button you can see the date change and not the year.
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I've figured it out. For unknown reason this particular date format has been changed in Google Sheets, instead of:

Monday, 21 April, 2014

now it is:

Monday, April 21, 2014

so that only the second one works now and the previous one isn't recognized as a pattern any more.

  • locale might be the reason, earlier I've probably used other English than American English - formatting had nothing to do with it – overdriven May 24 '14 at 13:53

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