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David_Alonso
6 - Interface Innovator
6 - Interface Innovator

Something sooooo wierd is happening to me that is driving me crazy

I am trying to compare a date with today. Easy task aparently. (anyway working on dates is never easy to me)

Look what is going on:

Two date fields created

Date 1 is TODAY

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Date 2, the date of a free class at my school

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Now i created two testing formulas

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And testing 2. Just substituting Date 1 field by today()

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So both formulas are supposed to give the same output, but....

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OMG!!! no idea about what is happening! Any help please!

 

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Airtable has a set of functions to handle dates (since it doesn't treat them as Excel would, as date-based numbers). In this case, you can use IS_BEFORE({Date of free class}, TODAY()).

https://support.airtable.com/docs/formula-field-reference#date-and-time-functions

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Sho
11 - Venus
11 - Venus

"Date 2" seems to be recognized as a string.

 

DATETIME_PARSE({CG},"M/D/YYYY h:mma")

 

to parse it correctly would fix the problem.

David_Alonso
6 - Interface Innovator
6 - Interface Innovator

Oh! so clever attemp, thaaaanks, but it is not working neither. CG is a date so this formula returns an ERROR

 

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Airtable has a set of functions to handle dates (since it doesn't treat them as Excel would, as date-based numbers). In this case, you can use IS_BEFORE({Date of free class}, TODAY()).

https://support.airtable.com/docs/formula-field-reference#date-and-time-functions