Days to due Date


Hi All,

Is it possible to have the column 'Days to end date' auto-populate from the 'end date' i.e indicating number of days after end date, when status is not 'complete'?


  • Bassam Khalil
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    Hope you are fine, yes you can add a helper column and use If statement function to do that.

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  • Paul Newcome
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    Try something like this...

    =IF(AND(Status@row <> "Complete", [End Date]@row< TODAY()), TODAY() - [End Date]@row)

  • Abiola

    Hi @Paul Newcome thank you very much for this, I think it is closer to my solution, I observed that the formula calculated the difference from end date and the current date, however, I would expect it to stop auto calculation the date the 'status' of activity shows 'completed'. The objective is to know the time difference from the planned end date and the actual end date. Please see the highlighted figures in the picture here. @Bassam Khalil, kindly find the picture below:

    Thank you,


  • Andrée Starå
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    Hi @Abiola

    I hope you're well and safe!

    If I understand your process, you'd need to use a Workflow combined with the Record date action and a so-called helper column to store the actual end date. Then you'd use that to calculate the difference.

    Make sense?

    Would that work/help?

    I hope that helps!

    Be safe and have a fantastic weekend!


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