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Dates Don't Act As Dates if Linked from Another Smartsheet

D Domine
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edited 12/09/19 in Archived 2016 Posts

In short... if I pull a date from another sheet using "Link from Cell in Another Sheet", I can't do formulas off that date.  I've verfied that the columns are formatted as dates.  


[Opening Date]1 is linked from another Smartsheet.
I want to add 180 days to the [Opening Date]1.  

[Opening Date]1 = 08/22/82

Here's what the formula looks like:  =[Opening Date]1 + 180

Here's the result:  08/22/82180


If [Opening Date]1 is not linked, the formula results just fine.  


Anything I'm missing?


  • Benjamin Walker

    I investigated this and found a fix to your problem! We are investigating further.


    In the meantime, As long as the data you are linking is a date (and not a constructed date, which is taken as a string in a date column) and it is being linked into a date column the following should fix your problem:


    1. Change the column containing the cell link to a Text/Number column type

    2. Change the column back to a Date column type



    Thanks for posting. Let me know if you have any further issues.

  • D Domine
    D Domine ✭✭✭✭

    Wow!  That worked great!  Thanks so much!  _David

  • Benjamin Walker

    You are welcome! 

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