Relative Dates
I am trying to duplicate the formulas in another app that uses dates like: every Tuesday, the 3rd Thursday of the month, etc as due dates instead of specific dates.
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I found these formulas for Excel will they work in Smartsheet?
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What Excel formula can I use to calculate the second Monday of a given month?
You can assume I have a cell containing the first day of the month to work with.
In the interests of other users, can you please also explain how to alter the formula to get the 1st, 3rd or 4th Monday of the month too, and other days of the week too. eg the third Friday of the Monday...
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 I wanted a formula to compute the second Wednesday of the current month and year to use to automatically add the date of the meeting to a sign in sheet for a monthly meeting. I created the formula below.
=DATE(YEAR(NOW()),MONTH(NOW()),1+7*2)WEEKDAY(DATE(YEAR(NOW()),MONTH(NOW()),84))
– user554112 Feb 4 '16 at 18:44
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Here's something I found with a quick search:
Generically you can get the nth xday of the month with this formula
=DATE(B2,A2,1+7*n)WEEKDAY(DATE(B2,A2,8xday))
where year is in B2 and month (as a number 1 to 12) is in A2, and where xday is a number
 I wanted a formula to compute the second Wednesday of the current month and year to use to automatically add the date of the meeting to a sign in sheet for a monthly meeting. I created the formula below.
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