Is the column type "Modified Date" a date column?


Hi, I'm trying to get the most recent date from a "modified date" column that smartsheet fills automatically.

Here is what I'm trying:


And I'm getting the error:


Just for kicks, I changed the column type to a straight up "date" column and got the same error.


Best Answer


  • Anjanesh Vaidya
    Anjanesh Vaidya ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi JLK,

    I have tried the same formula and it's working when the column type of the column where we are applying the formula is a 'Date'.

    If it is still not working for you, can you please provide a screenshot for context?

    Thank You !

    Anjanesh Vaidya


    Anjanesh Vaidya

    Smartsheet Development, Ignatiuz Software

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  • JLK
    JLK ✭✭

    The above is a screenshot showing that the column type is a date column.

    and then this is my formula:

    And this is the result:

    When I add in brackets eg: =Max([Updated]:[Updated]), smartsheet autocorrects it to the above formula with no brackets.

    Thanks for your help!

    • Jennie
  • Kelly Moore
    Kelly Moore ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Answer ✓

    Hey @JLK

    Did you change your formula column, [Days Pending], to a date column? Your Max formula will return a date, as @Anjanesh Vaidya's screenshot indicates.


  • JLK
    JLK ✭✭

    Kelly, Thank you so much! That solved it. Didn't realize that it also needed to be formatted as a date!

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