Re: Putting Today's Date and time when making a record

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6 - Interface Innovator
6 - Interface Innovator

I was able to automatically update a record with a “need to start” status when created, but I’d also like it to automatically put today’s date in as well. I’m just not sure what I should be typing in the date field. I tried typing Today, but that didn’t work.

I’m going to admit to being a total novice here so please feel free to spell it out to me like I’m five.

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The new Date() object is not getting today’s date unfortuantely

This is probably a timezone issue.

Here is a piece of code if needed : 

const today = new Date();
const yyyy = today.getFullYear();
let mm = today.getMonth() + 1; // Months start at 0!
let dd = today.getDate();
const formattedToday = dd + '/' + mm + '/' + yyyy;
6 - Interface Innovator
6 - Interface Innovator

Usually I simply get away by using the Last modified field.

In all of my use cases the record always needs to be modified to trigger the automation, so I just always have today's date in that field.