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Sune_Theodorsen
4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

Hi,
I’m trying to make a formula that gives me the last day of the current month. So, while we’re in March I want it to return 31 or 2018-03-31 and when we get to April return 30 or 2018-04-30.
It seems pretty simple in JS (https://stackoverflow.com/questions/1184334/get-number-days-in-a-specified-month-using-javascript) - but don’t know how to do it on Airtable.

Any ideas?
Thanks a lot!

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Sune

8 Replies 8

Try this formula:

DATETIME_DIFF(DATETIME_PARSE("1-"&CONCATENATE(MONTH(TODAY())+1)&"-"&YEAR(TODAY()),"D-M-YYYY"), DATETIME_PARSE("1-"&MONTH(TODAY())&"-"&YEAR(TODAY()),"D-M-YYYY"),"d")

You can explore it here: https://airtable.com/shrXEpPCnjcgCm76n

  • You could pass a Date instead of using TODAY()
  • I had to use CONCATENATE() to convert the Next Month to a string

Works perfectly - thanks a lot Elias!

Tech_Tylercivic
7 - App Architect
7 - App Architect

Couldn’t you just have a 12 row table and look it up?

Workshop_Team
4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

Much after the topic, but for those who come here looking for an answer this is simple and would work too:
DAY(DATEADD(DATEADD(DATETIME_FORMAT(TODAY(),‘YYYY-MM’),1,‘month’),-1,‘days’))

Hi @Elias_Gomez_Sainz, thanks for your formula! Does the formula work with dates in the month of December? I can get it to work with all other months except when I pass it a Dec date. Curious if others are seeing it work with Dec dates. Thanks

Workshop_Team’s formula works well, but you have to convert the curly quotes to straight quotes:

DAY(
  DATEADD(
    DATEADD(
      DATETIME_FORMAT(YEAR({date}) & "-" & MONTH({date}) ,"YYYY-MM"),
      1,
      "months"
    ),
    -1,
    "days"
  )
)

Or you could try this formula:

SWITCH(MONTH({date}), 
  1, 31,
  2,  IF(MOD(YEAR({date}), 400) = 0,
        29,
        IF(MOD(YEAR({date}), 100) = 0,
          28,
          IF(MOD(YEAR({date}), 4) = 0,
            29,
            28
          )
        )
      ),
  3, 31,
  4, 30,
  5, 31,
  6, 30,
  7, 31,
  8, 31,
  9, 30,
  10, 31,
  11, 30,
  12, 31
)

Nice work @kuovonne. Thanks!

Thank you @kuovonne - the switch function version works in December, each leap year, and is clear and easy to read and understand. :slightly_smiling_face: :grinning: