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Delete Records with dates that is 60 days prior from today using the Script

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Deepthy_Mathew
4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

Hi All,

I am new to the airtable and Airtable Automations.

I have a table with a column ‘Filled Date’. I wanted to schedule an automation to happen every night to delete the records with a date that is 60 days prior to today.

I don’t know if am doing it wrong, but I tried to filter the rows using below code, but it’s filtering entire records:

var today = new Date();
const table = base.getTable(“Table1”);
const query = await table.selectRecordsAsync({
fields: [“Filled Date”]
});
const todelete = query.records.filter(rec => Math.ceil(Math.abs(today.getTime() - new Date(rec.getCellValue(“Filled Date”)).getTime()/ (1000 * 60 * 60 * 24))) > 60);
console.log(todelete);

Can anyone help me on this. Any advise is much appreciated. Thank you.

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Welcome to the Airtable community!

Notice that your order of operations is off. You are converting only the record date/time to days, not the difference in time. Thus, you are probably getting all the records in the table.

Try adding a set of parentheses to fix the order of operations.

It might be easier for you to have a filtered view to do the date calculations and then have the automation script simply delete all the records in the view.