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Mikko_Mantere
5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

Hey,

Is there a formula that pics the name of the month by date. We have built a system where we manage our project invoicing. We send our customers an invoice on a monthly basis based on the work completed, but we try to forecast the billing months by recording the assumed billing month for the project part. So, Airtable should understand that the (billing) month is a date field (billing predictability), but the option value should be the name of the month

Thanks

Mikko

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Ok, so it worked for one field that had the simple formula as above, but how would I add it to this formula so it doesn’t return ERROR when the Date/Time field is empty? Thank you! :slightly_smiling_face:

{Event Name} & " - " & DATETIME_FORMAT(SET_TIMEZONE({Date & Time}, ‘Australia/Brisbane’), “DD/MM/YY”)

It depends on what you want to have instead of the date. Here is one way.

CONCATENATE(
    {Event Name},
    " - ",
    IF(
        {Date & Time},
        DATETIME_FORMAT(SET_TIMEZONE({Date & Time}, 'Australia/Brisbane'), "DD/MM/YY"),
        "no date"
    )
)

Thank you! That worked perfectly! I just changed “no date” to “Date TBA.”

Also @kuovonne, I posted a question on a feed that was a couple of years old that you had also been helping on, not sure if you’ve seen it, but if you have a moment I’d really appreciate your input since you’ve been so helpful and your explanations are really easy to follow.

Thank you! :slightly_smiling_face:

Sean_Lake1
8 - Airtable Astronomer
8 - Airtable Astronomer

I actually group first by Month number, and then by month name, which worked great for me :).

I'm struggling with a similar issue. I have the below formula. everything works, except, air table will not interpret the outcome as a date and will not sort logically (by month) but by alphabet. 

DATETIME_FORMAT(IF(AND(
MONTH({Due Date}) < MONTH(TODAY()),
{Payed?} = FALSE()),
    DATETIME_FORMAT(TODAY(),'MMMM YYYY'),
    DATETIME_FORMAT({Due Date},'MMMM YYYY')
),'MMMM YYYY'
)

 hope someone can help with this!

thx in advance