Common questions about the ISDATE formula:
• What does ISDATE do?
• What is the syntax for the ISDATE formula?
• What values does ISDATE return?
How can the ISDATE formula be used appropriately?
• To check if a value in a cell is a valid date.
• To check if a cell contains a date or date/time value.
• To check if a cell contains a date string.
How can the ISDATE formula be commonly mistyped?
• Typing =ISDATE instead of ISDATE()
• Typing the wrong value in the argument field
What are some common ways the ISDATE formula is used inappropriately?
• Trying to use the ISDATE formula to check if a cell contains text instead of a date/time value.
• Using the ISDATE formula to check for a text value instead of a date value.
• Using the ISDATE formula in conjunction with the TODAY function.
What are some common pitfalls when using the ISDATE formula?
• Not accounting for text values when using the ISDATE formula.
• Not accounting for regional date format when using the ISDATE formula.
• Not using the proper formatting when entering the value into the ISDATE formula.
What are common mistakes when using the ISDATE Formula?
• Not properly enclosing the date argument in quotation marks.
• Forgetting to include parentheses after the ISDATE function.
• Typing the argument as a number instead of a date or date string.
What are common misconceptions people might have with the ISDATE Formula?
• Thinking that the ISDATE formula will return TRUE for all date values.
• Thinking that the ISDATE formula will only work with dates in the international format (MM/DD/YYYY).
• Thinking that the ISDATE formula will work with future dates.