This is the first semicomplicated formula I have tried and it is not working!
I have 2 fields that need to be involved in the calculation of Field #3
Field #1  Date field
Field #2  Numeric field
Field #3  Formula  date (should it be something else?)
What I need Field #3 to calculate is this:
Field #1 + (Field #2 * 7)
This seems so simple, but I keep getting errors about mismatched types. I don't understand why Quickbase isn't smart enough to just add a number of days to a date.
Help!!!!!!!!
I have 2 fields that need to be involved in the calculation of Field #3
Field #1  Date field
Field #2  Numeric field
Field #3  Formula  date (should it be something else?)
What I need Field #3 to calculate is this:
Field #1 + (Field #2 * 7)
This seems so simple, but I keep getting errors about mismatched types. I don't understand why Quickbase isn't smart enough to just add a number of days to a date.
Help!!!!!!!!
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Posted 2 years ago
 2,018 Points
[Field1] + Days([Field2]*7)
Your formula should work if you change Field2 from numeric to duration
Your formula should work if you change Field2 from numeric to duration
(Edited)
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Now I am getting this error message:
The types of the arguments or the number of arguments supplied do not meet the requirements of the function Days.
The function is defined to be Days (Number n).
The types of the arguments or the number of arguments supplied do not meet the requirements of the function Days.
The function is defined to be Days (Number n).
 2,018 Points
What field types do you have now?
Field #1  Date field
Field #2  Numeric field
Field #3  Formula  date
If its like your original post then the formula date should be this
[Field1] + Days([Field2]*7)
If its like this
Field #1  Date field
Field #2  Duration field
Field #3  Formula  date
formula would be this
[Field1] + ([Field2]*7)
Field #1  Date field
Field #2  Numeric field
Field #3  Formula  date
If its like your original post then the formula date should be this
[Field1] + Days([Field2]*7)
If its like this
Field #1  Date field
Field #2  Duration field
Field #3  Formula  date
formula would be this
[Field1] + ([Field2]*7)
 292 Points
I thought that solved it, but when I actually tried it with values it is calculating completely incorrectly.
The fields are:
Field #1  Date field
Field #2  Duration field
Field #3  Formula  date
The formula is:
[Field #1] + ([Field #2]*7)
The Duration field is representative of weeks (1 week, 2 weeks, etc.)
This formula is supposed to take a start date and calculate a due date that is X weeks later.
The Duration field has a value display dropdown option for weeks, which is what I selected (although I'm not sure what affects). This seems like it should work, I am at a loss as to why it does not.
Also, I really appreciate your help!
The fields are:
Field #1  Date field
Field #2  Duration field
Field #3  Formula  date
The formula is:
[Field #1] + ([Field #2]*7)
The Duration field is representative of weeks (1 week, 2 weeks, etc.)
This formula is supposed to take a start date and calculate a due date that is X weeks later.
The Duration field has a value display dropdown option for weeks, which is what I selected (although I'm not sure what affects). This seems like it should work, I am at a loss as to why it does not.
Also, I really appreciate your help!
(Edited)
 2,018 Points
[Date] + ([Add Weeks]*7)
Does the formula value look correct? If you just want to add how many weeks are entered in the field then [Date] + ([Add Weeks])
(Edited)
 292 Points
Obviously September 5 is not 1 week after July 27, so that formula didn't calculate correctly?
 2,018 Points
Right because there was the *7 in the formula below the picture, thats why I said if you just wanted to add the number of weeks thats entered in the box, just use [Date] + [Add Weeks]
[Date] + [Add Weeks]
I suggest starting the question with what the end result should be as oppose of technical questions about field type issues in a formula.
Hope this helps resolve your issue!
[Date] + [Add Weeks]
I suggest starting the question with what the end result should be as oppose of technical questions about field type issues in a formula.
Hope this helps resolve your issue!
 292 Points
I guess I was trying to make it more complicated than it needed to be! Changing that Duration field to read as weeks makes the *7 redundant, which seems very obvious in hindsight.
I'm always hesitant to be specific about what my form fields are for in a question, as we all use Quickbase and it's functions for very different things.
Thanks so much for all your help, it's working perfectly now!
I'm always hesitant to be specific about what my form fields are for in a question, as we all use Quickbase and it's functions for very different things.
Thanks so much for all your help, it's working perfectly now!
 2,018 Points
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