Set Return Date as today +5

MT ✭✭
edited 12/09/19 in Formulas and Functions

hi there,

i have a form to manage my graphic designer's projects. It includes a To Graphics date and Return to You date.  How do I set the Return to You date to be today +5 or greater?  


  • Mike Wilday
    Mike Wilday ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    You can't really set the return date to =Today(5) because every time the sheet is opened the current date would shift... The Today() formula always updates today to be the most current date every time the sheet is opened it recalculates the date for today.

    I would create an Assigned Date column that you put the current date in and then have the Due Date column calculate the assigned date plus 5 days. 

    • =[Calculated Column Name]@row + 5 

    or if you want working days, 

    • =Workdays([Calculated Column Name]@row, 5)

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