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# SP Calculated Date

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# SP Calculated Date

I am using the formula below - taken from here

=DATE(YEAR([Date Purchased])+4,MONTH([Date Purchased]),DAY([Date Purchased]))

This successfully adds 4 years to my Date Purchased column. Now I want to achieve the following;

1. How to i display the date in 'friendly format', currently it's 18/07/2020, I would like July 18 2020

2. I only want to apply this formula when a column named 'Category' is equal to 'Desktop'

How can I achieve this?

4 Replies
best response confirmed by jonboylib (Frequent Contributor)
Solution

# Re: SP Calculated Date

@jonboylib  =TEXT(DATE(YEAR([Date Purchased])+4,MONTH([Date Purchased]),DAY([Date Purchased])),"mmmm dd yyyy")

To only apply this formatting when Category = Desktop use this:

=IF(Category="Desktop",TEXT(DATE(YEAR([Date Purchased])+4,MONTH([Date Purchased]),DAY([Date Purchased])),"mmmm dd yyyy"),DATE(YEAR([Date Purchased])+4,MONTH([Date Purchased]),DAY([Date Purchased])))

Rob
Los Gallardos
Intranet, SharePoint and Power Platform Manager (and classic 1967 Morris Traveller driver)

# Re: SP Calculated Date

@RobElliott Thanks for this.

What about my second requirement, any ideas?

2. I only want to apply this formula when a column named 'Category' is equal to 'Desktop'

# Re: SP Calculated Date

@RobElliott This does work, thanks.

However I notice that ordering this date column doesn't work. Is that because the calculation is returning a string and not a date/time?

In my calculated column settings I do have the following option selected;

The data type returned from this formula is: Date and Time

# Re: SP Calculated Date

@jonboylib yes, because you have a mix of text and dates it won't sort properly.

Rob
Los Gallardos
Intranet, SharePoint and Power Platform Manager (and classic 1967 Morris Traveller driver)