# Populate date when the cell from another column is entered?

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edited 02/25/20

Hello!

Is there a way to populate a cell in a column with the date another cell (within the same row, but different column) is entered?

For example, my company would like the "Date Estimator Assigned" column to auto-populate the date that the "Assigned Estimator" was entered.

Thanks!

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Hi Sean,

Can you describe your process in more detail and maybe share the sheet(s)/copies of the sheet(s) or some screenshots? (Delete/replace any confidential/sensitive information before sharing) That would make it easier to help. (share too, andree@getdone.se)

I hope that helps!

Have a fantastic week!

Best,

Andrée Starå

Workflow Consultant / CEO @ WORK BOLD

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Hi Sean,

Assuming your source date is in a Date column called [Source Date], and you are populating another Date column in the same row as the source date, the formula would be:

=[Source Date]@row

Again, assuming your source date is in a Date column called [Source Date], but this time you are populating a Text/Number column in the same row as the source date, the formula would be:

=MONTH([Source Date]@row) + "/" + DAY([Source Date]@row) + "/" + YEAR([Source Date]@row)

This second formula gives a 4 digit year, so if you only want 2 digit year, then use the following one:

=MONTH([Source Date]@row) + "/" + DAY([Source Date]@row) + "/" + RIGHT(YEAR([Source Date]@row), 2)

Jon

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I think the honest answer to your question is no. There is currently no timestamp feature to indicate the date/time that another field was populated. People have created workarounds by using system dates for modified and created by but I don't that is possible. I would submit an product enhancement request and add your voice to many others wanting the ability to timestamp a column based on the input of data into another column.

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@Sean Huynh

The third-party service, Zapier, is an excellent option for this scenario. Is that an option for you?

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