Support for BC in addition to AD Dates

I’d like to request support for BC dates, or “negative” years. The Timeline Block is willing to display “negative” years, and I think it would be neat to be able to build a History Timeline in Airtable that could span back into Ancient, BC history. Sadly, the furthest back I can get is a “year 0”.

And even the Date Picker on the Date field is willing to scroll backwards into negative years, but then when a date is selected, it inputs it as the positive inverse year:

CleanShot 2020-07-10 at 22.19.15@2x

I’ve been fiddling with DATETIME_PARSE() formulas and can’t seem to get anything to produce a “negative” year output.

Would love to see support for this, even if the use-cases are rather narrow :slight_smile:


Great product suggestion.

You wouldn’t happen to be homeschooling ancient history, would you?

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