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DateAsNthWeekdayOfMonth ( date )

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Michael Horak, *COMMENT Visual Realisation

Returns date formatted as "Nth DayName of MonthName".

Sample Input:
DateAsNthWeekdayOfMonth ( Date ( 4 ; 30 ; 2015) )

DateAsNthWeekdayOfMonth ( Date ( 1 ; 18 ; 2016) )
Sample Output:
5th Thursday of April

3rd Monday of January

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


Converts date to a string containing the name of the month, the name of the weekday and the ordinal number of the occurrence of the weekday in the month.

This function is NOT recursive.

Note: these functions are not guaranteed or supported by 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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> The Parameters of “date” will not allow the CF to work.

I am well aware of that. See the discussion here:

comment, VR
April 02, 2015 11:49am

I am tryint to find the oposite of this function. Such that I can enter from a couple of fields the "WeekOfTheMonth" eg 1,2,3,4,5 and "DayOfWeek" eg mon, tue, wed, and so on (or a number 1-7). which would then calculate a date in the upcoming month this would help for meeting dates like the 3rd tue of each month or for a next scheduled monthly service call that is always on the 2nd wed of each month

Carl Rhoades, Clinton Twp MI
April 28, 2015 12:30pm

@Carl This is not a good place to post your question. Why don't you join a forum?

comment, VR
April 28, 2015 4:08pm

Sorry, just thought you might have some insight since you defined it perfectly the other way around. FileMaker does all kinds of wonderful date function things if you give it a date but I find no way to start with some non date parameters and come up with a date. Thanks

Carl Rhoades, Clinton Twp MI
April 29, 2015 7:44am

@Carl Here's a dropbox link to a file that might be what you're looking for: l=0

Jeep Watson, Baltimore
May 28, 2015 1:09pm

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