How do I cusomize system generated date created?


This generates a date and a time. How do I customize so I just get the date.

I can then use a formula to count across a date range. I cant if thee is a time in the cell too.


  • Brent Wilson
    Brent Wilson ✭✭✭✭✭

    You need a helper column.. Create the Created Column as an Auto number system date and create a Helper Column called say Record Created

    In the Record Created Column simply put a column formula like =Created@row.

    Now you can format the column..

    also, you can do use formulas in your helper column like =Dateonly(Created@Row)

    Brent C. Wilson, P.Eng, PMP, Prince2

    Facilityy Professional Services Inc.

  • Phil Wightman
    Phil Wightman ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi @Brent Wilson

    Thanks for the suggestions.

    I added a column next to the system generated one and pasted each of your suggestion but neither results in just a date in the helper column. I just get #UNPARSABLE

  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi @Phil Wightman

    I hope you're well and safe!


    Brent's =Created@row formula should work.

    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,

    I hope that helps!

    Be safe and have a fantastic week!


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  • Hi! Just had an issue with this as well. The helper column needs to be changed to a date column not the default text/number type. Once I updated it worked! Thank you!

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