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Re: Cant get DATEADD to format DD/MM/YYYY correctly

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5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast


I’m quite new to formulas and I am having a little trouble getting a DATEADD formula to work

I am setting up some formulas for a Page Design invoice and need:
‘Today’s Date’
‘Due Date’ 14 days from ‘Today’s Date’.

My formula for ‘Todays’ Date’ is:

My formula for ‘Due Date’ is:
DATETIME_FORMAT(DATEADD({Today’s Date},14,‘days’),‘DD/MM/YYYY’)

What appears to happen is that DATEADD is adding 14 to the ‘days’ portion of a date (MM/DD/YYYY), but isn’t taking into account the requested DD/MM/YYYY structure until after it has done the adding.


The result as above.

Any help would be great! Thank you.

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5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

I have found a round-about solution in case anyone comes across this/a better solution isn’t found.

‘Today’s Date Controller’:
‘Today’s Date Reformat’:
DATETIME_FORMAT(SET_TIMEZONE({Today’s Date Controller},‘Perth’),‘DD/MM/YYYY’)


‘Due Date Controller’:
DATEADD({Today’s Date Controller},14,‘days’)
‘Due Date Reformat’:
DATETIME_FORMAT(SET_TIMEZONE(DATEADD({Today’s Date Controller},14,‘days’),‘Perth’),‘DD/MM/YYYY’)

Just an FYI that ‘Perth’ is not a valid time zone. However, ‘Australia/Perth’ is valid. You can see a list of supported timezones here:

You can also get a deep dive into time zones with my training video & sample base here:

5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

Thank you for the information! I have now updated the formula with the correct time zone :slightly_smiling_face: