MariaPace
Qrew Member
3 years ago

# Calculate year and month tenure from two dates

I have a form with start date and end date. How do I calculate tenure in years and months (e.g., 3 years 4 months) based on these two dates?

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Maria Pace
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### 8 Replies

• Here is a formula which you can adapt for the age of a person from today.  You can replace the Today() with your field for the [start date].

var date MyDate = [End Date];

var text Years = ToText(Year(Today())-Year(\$MyDate) -

If( Month(Today())<Month(\$MyDate)

or

(Month(Today())=Month(\$MyDate) and Day(Today())<Day(\$MyDate)),1,0));

var text Months = If(

Month(Today()) > Month(\$MyDate), ToText(Month(Today()) - Month(\$MyDate)),

Month(Today()) = Month(\$MyDate) and Day(Today()) >= Day(\$MyDate), ToText(Month(Today()) - Month(\$MyDate)),

Month(Today()) = Month(\$MyDate) and Day(Today()) < Day(\$MyDate), "11",

ToText(12-(Month(\$MyDate) - Month(Today()))));

var text DaysDisplay = If ( Day(Today()) > Day(\$MyDate), ToText( Day(Today()) - Day(\$MyDate) ),

Day(Today()) = Day(\$MyDate), "0",

Day(Today()) < Day(\$MyDate), ToText( Day(\$MyDate)-Day(Today()) ));

var text RawResult=

\$Years & " Year" & If (\$Years <> "1","s","") & "<br>" &

\$Months & " Month" & If(\$Months<>"1","s", "") "<br>" &

\$DaysDisplay & " Day" & If(\$DaysDisplay<>"1","s", "");

\$RawResult

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Mark Shnier (YQC)
mark.shnier@gmail.com
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• Thanks! I made the changes but get the error "Expecting duration but found text" at \$RawResult. Should I change the formula type?

• OK, let's go back to basics, maybe I have way over complicated this.

Can you give me an example of the start date and the end date and the response you want from the formula.

If you just want the Duration then you just subtract

[End date] - [Start Date]

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Mark Shnier (YQC)
mark.shnier@gmail.com
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• Thanks! I made the changes but get the error "Expecting duration but found text" at \$RawResult. Should I change the formula type?

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Maria Pace
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• Yes, if the result is to be in words then yes change the formula type to formula text.

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Mark Shnier (YQC)
mark.shnier@gmail.com
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