TOTALFLOAT to set drop dead date?

Katy H
Katy H ✭✭✭✭✭✭

I added a column in my project template that calculates TOTALFLOAT and was hoping to use that value to set a drop dead date for myself to reference. Basically =[End Date]@row + [Days Item Can Be Delayed]@row. The second column in the formula is where TOTALFLOAT formula lives. But this outputs the same date as the end date, even when I convert the TOTALFLOAT into a value, it spits out the number zero. Does anyone know why this is? Or a way around it?

I am considering an automation that records the value generated by total float in another hidden column, but that seems like a lot of extra work for something that in theory should be generating a number.

Katy Hall

Head of Product Management

ILLA Canna



  • Genevieve P.
    Genevieve P. Employee Admin

    Hi @Katy H

    You're correct that TOTALFLOAT outputs a number, which you should be able to add to a date in order to create another date. I tested on my sheet and I was able to successfully return a future date (see the yellow cells).

    Would you be able to post the formula you're using? And can you confirm that you're inputting the formula into a Date column?



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