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MagicDates(range)

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Andy Frazier, Mx4Px
http://www.andyfrazier.com

Gives you FM-Find Friendly date ranges based on User-Friendly input. Works great with the

Sample Input:
MagicDates("LastQuarter")
Sample Output:
4/1/2007...6/30/2007


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

Description:

Available ranges:
Today
Yesterday
Tomorrow
ThisWeek
LastWeek
NextWeek
ThisMonth
LastMonth
NextMonth
ThisYTD
LastYTD
NextYTD
ThisYear
LastYear
NextYear
ThisQuarter
LastQuarter
NextQuarter

**Special thanks to Excelisys & the "Business Tracker" for the brilliantly simple way of calculating quarters.

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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Very handy function!

Hal, Aiken, SC
June 10, 2010 5:40am

A very handy function but be aware that the parameter called ThisQuarter actually returns a date range that that would more accurately be called QuarterToDate.

For instance, if it is 8/15/2010 and you run the function using parameter "ThisQuarter" you would likely expect it to return:

7/1/2010...9/30/2010

But it actually returns:

7/1/2010...8/15/2010

PS. I couldn't find an email address for the author so he is unaware of the problem.

Doug Larsen, Mpls, MN
September 15, 2010 9:07am

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