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If you find yourself in a situation where you constantly have to add new fields to a table in order to keep up with future dates there is a much easier way to manage this. You may have imported your data from excel and each column represented a different day in your spreadsheet, as a result you have countless numbers of check box or text fields for all past and future dates in QuickBase.

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If your boss is like my boss, she wants to know what I accomplished this week, what I accomplished last week, and what I plan to accomplish next week. Building Reports in QuickBase to help you manage this reporting requirement can be a little tricky, but with some well-built formula fields in your data table, you can get it done.

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By using a custom formula, you can create a report that displays the records where a date field in the record is equal to the current month (or previous or next month). If you want to base a view on the [Date Created] field value, then create a new report, choose Table report, and within the Filters section select the right button to enable filtering.

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1. In a new report or an existing one, create a custom calculated column. To do so, click on 'Custom columns' in the 'Columns' section. Once you've added all the columns you'd like to display on the report, check off the box next to 'Define a calculated column.'

In the expanded area of this section, set the field 'Type' to 'Checkbox.' Enter the following in the Formula box:

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1. In a new report or an existing one, create a custom calculated column. To do so, make sure that 'Custom columns' is selected in the 'Columns' section. Once you've added the normal columns you'd like to appear on the report, check off the box next to 'Define a calculated column.'

Set the field 'Type' to 'Duration,' and enter the following in the Formula box:

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In order to display a date in this special format, you'll need to create a new field whose job is only to display the date.

To do so, add a field to the table containing your existing date field and make its type "Formula - Text". (To learn more, please see our Add a New Field help topic.)

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If you'd like to change the default date format to YYYY-MM-DD throughout your account or app, see the instructions in this help topic: http://www.quickbase.com/user-assistance/#about_localizing_dates_numbers...

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Here is a formula that will calculate the third Friday of the current month:

NextDayOfWeek( FirstDayOfMonth(Today()) - Days(1), 5 ) + Weeks(2)

It can be broken down to the following steps:

1) find the first day of the month containing today
2) go back one day to the last day of the previous month
3) find the next Friday (the number 5 represents Friday)

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Let's assume the Date field is called "My Date" and that the Time of Day field is called "My Time of Day". Let's also assume that you want the display format to be:

08-17-2001 01:01:01

Then the text formula to display the date and the timestamp fields together in one cell would be:

[My Date] & " " &

Right("0" & Hour([My Time of Day]), 2)

& ":" &

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The best way to do this is to flip the problem around on its head.

1) Instead of making the date field a formula field, make it a plain date field.

2) Then remove the choice of "Complete" from your multiple choice "Status" field.

3) Create a formula text field called "Computed Status".

4) Put the following formula into the formula property of the "Computed Status" field.

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