Re: Getting a Formula Field to Show Up as a Date Field

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5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

Not sure if this is possible as I just started using Airtable.

I created a formula for contracts based on Start Dates and Contract Term that will give me an Automatic Original End Date. Then I have another Field for Bonus weeks which will give me a “Final End Date”

I am looking for a way to make the Final End Date field a Date/Time instead of a Formula field so that I can sort and group a certain way from a Date. Is this possible?



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By using DATETIME_FORMAT() you are explicitly telling Airtable to “take this date and turn it into a string”. All you need is the DATEADD() portion of your formula, use the “Formatting” tab in your field config panel to control the display order of months/days.

Hi @Admin_Department1

As @Kamille_Parks says, just use date add and the format tab - like this:

Screenshot 2022-07-18 at 16.49.28


Screenshot 2022-07-18 at 16.50.07

You may also consider modifying the formula to remove the errors if there is no original date:

Screenshot 2022-07-18 at 16.53.40

Hope this helps.


5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

Thank you all so much!

Hi, if I use the IF() condition outside the DATEADD(), the formatting tab doesn't work for me.


What should be done to retain the DATETIME data type in this case?