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Edate ( thedate ; months )

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Barry Maskell, Real Estate Navigator
http://www.realestatenavigator.com.au

Excel style EDATE function

Sample Input:
EDATE ( thedate , 6 )

Where the date is the date field in FMPro database
eg 1/2/2007
Sample Output:
1/8/2007


 Then copy & paste into FileMaker Advanced's Edit Custom Function window.

Click here to copy To Clip Manager if you have myFMbutler's Clip Manager installed

Description:

An excel style EDATE function

Returns the date that is the indicated number of months before or after a specified date (thedate). Use EDATE to calculate maturity dates or due dates that fall on the same day of the month as the date of issue.
Months is the number of months before or after start_date. A positive value for months yields a future date; a negative value yields a past date.

Note: these functions are not guaranteed or supported by BrianDunning.com. Please contact the individual developer with any questions or problems.

This is my Custom Function and I want to edit it

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This function does NOT work like EDATE in Excel.

In Excel, putting in EDATE (1/31/2012, 1) would result in 2/29/2012. This function results in 3/2/2012.

It should give the same date as the month it started with, but if the target month does not have that day because it is a shorter month, then it should give the last day of the month.

Jorge, Liechtenstein
December 12, 2011 10:38am

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