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Anonymous
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Add days to finishing data from a field

Hi,

 

I have three fields in my editform1; Estimated Start Time (Data Field: "Estimated_x0020_Start_x0020_Time"), Estimated Finish Time (Data Field: "Estimated_x0020_Finish_x0020_Time") and Duration in Weeks (I multiply this by 7 in "Label1" to convert into Days).

 

I have tried using the DateAdd("Estimated_x0020_Start_x0020_Time", label1, Days) in the Default property of Estimated Finish Date, but it gives me an error:

 

DateAddProblem2.JPG

 

I have found this thread on the forum, which is exactly what I am looking forward: https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Building-Power-Apps-Formerly/Adding-hours-to-date/m-p/417714#M12...

 

 

However, I cannot seem to add Isblank(xxxxx.update) --- .update does not work for me?

 

 

 

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@Anderslskov
You should reference the DatePicker called DateValue2 like this

DateAdd(DateValue2.SelectedDate, Value(label1.Text), Days)

Thanks for sending the close up picture. Life is tough coding on a mobile phone!

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mdevaney
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@Anonymous 

I think the error is occurring for a few reasons.  The first is you are referencing the start time control instead of its value.  Same things goes for the label1.

DateAdd("Estimated_x0020_Start_x0020_Time", label1, Days) 

 

I would suggest something that looks like this instead.  Notice how I appended ".SelectedDate" to get the contents of the control?  Also, check out how I converted the contents of label1 from a Text data time to a Number

DateAdd('Estimated_x0020_Start_x0020_Time'.SelectedDate, Value(label1.Text), Days) 

 

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Anonymous
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It seems it does not recognise .SelectedDate, I have tried with 'Estimated Start Time' and 'Estimated Start Time_DataCard1' as well as the one below. Doesn't seem to work

 

 

DateAddProblem3.JPG

@Anderslskov
I think we want to reference the name of the date picker control for start time here rather than the Card. Try the code below please and ensured SelectedDate is capitalized exactly the same way. If it does not work please share a screenshot showing the left menu with you start time data card expanded.

DateAdd(‘Estimated Start Time_DataCardValue’.SelectedDate, Value(label1.Text), Days)

Note: I am troubleshooting via mobile phone so I am doing my best with limited screen space lol

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Anonymous
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I have tried a few things, but not sure exactly which DataCardValue I am supposed to use. Here is the screenshot:

 

 

DateAddProblem4.JPG

 

 

I expanded the Estimated Start Time card in the menu to the left

 

 

EDIT:

Since you are on the phone here is a close up picture 🙂

 

DateAddProblem5.JPG

@Anderslskov
You should reference the DatePicker called DateValue2 like this

DateAdd(DateValue2.SelectedDate, Value(label1.Text), Days)

Thanks for sending the close up picture. Life is tough coding on a mobile phone!

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Anonymous
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@mdevaney 

Now I get the error:

 

"This rule creates a circular reference between properties, which is not allowed. A property cannot reference itself or other properties affected by its value.

Location:

Estimated Finish Time_Datacard2.Default"

 

The fact that you can actually program on a mobile shows how much I have to learn 😄

Anonymous
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@mdevaney 

 

So I found out that it is working perfect when I simply use Value(DataCardValue27.Text), however, when our excelsheet was made we write weeks, which is not supported by the DateAdd() function, so I simply created a label1 that has: "DataCardValue27 * 7" in the Text property in order to convert into days.

Excellent. Does that mean we have solved the problem for now?
Anonymous
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@mdevaney

Yes! 🙂

For the user friendliness of the application, would you know how I can convert the weeks into days automatically?

That is what I tried to do with label1, but it didn’t work

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