Increment dates for new year

Cindy Strawn
Cindy Strawn ✭✭
edited 12/09/19 in Smartsheet Basics

I have an existing sheet which contains a schedule of annually recurring tasks.  I saved a copy to create the new year's sheet and now need to update the dates.  Is there an automated way to do this? 

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  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi Cindy,

    Yes!

    To solve it now I would create a new date column and then put in a rule that takes the original date and adds the number of days to get the new date for this year.

    I would also set up the sheet with dependencies to make it even easier to work on in the future

    I hope this helps you!

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  • Mike Wilday
    Mike Wilday ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    You can also do simple Cntrl+F or Cmd+F on a Mac and replace /18 with /19 to update all your date fields fairly quickly. This won't keep the days of the week as accurately as Andree's solution and it might update your days set to 18 to 19, but it would be a fast workaround if your timings are not ultra time sensitive. :)

     

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