Return a date to the parent 'start date' from a child 'date' column

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Trying to use a formula to return a "date" from the child row if the "Day of week" is = to "Mon" to the 'Start date' column of the Parent row. =IF(CHILDREN([Day of week] <Mon>, 0) Not sure what I'm doing wrong.


I'll need to do the same thing for the Date that is equal to "Fri" to appear in the "Date" column of the parent row.


Any suggestions? ... did I make this too complicated? 🙃

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  • KPH
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    Hi @malorie

    Looking at your data, you might be able to simplify it. If your child tasks are always Monday to Friday and you want the first and last date in that range you could use a simple MIN and MAX of the dates in the child rows. Then you can ignore the day of the week.

    In the parent row start date

    =MIN(CHILDREN([Date]@row))

    In the parent row date

    =MAX(CHILDREN([Date]@row))

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  • KPH
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    Hi @malorie

    Looking at your data, you might be able to simplify it. If your child tasks are always Monday to Friday and you want the first and last date in that range you could use a simple MIN and MAX of the dates in the child rows. Then you can ignore the day of the week.

    In the parent row start date

    =MIN(CHILDREN([Date]@row))

    In the parent row date

    =MAX(CHILDREN([Date]@row))

  • malorie
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    Oh my gosh!! Thank you so much that worked perfectly. I'm not sure why I make things so complicated!!

  • KPH
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    I'm pleased the easy option worked for you!

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