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Steve0
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Calculate previous period from current date

All- I am trying to take todays date and map it to a End Date Column in a table to see if its equal to or less than any of the end dates listed to determine the period I am in. I then want to take the current period and find out what the previous period was. I plan to use the pervious period returned to display a message "You are entering time for Period P1 (dec)."

I have  tired DateDiff also

 

Here is a visual of my table and example of how I want to test result before using them in a message.
AccrualPeriods.PNG

PeriodCalculation.PNG

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mdevaney
Super User III
Super User III

@Steve0 
Seems like you could use some code like this in the Text property of the label.

"You are entering time for Period " &
LookUp(
    Sort(YourTableName, 'End Date', Descending),
    'End Date' >= DateAdd(Today(), 1 , Months),
    'Period Name'
)

 

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mdevaney
Super User III
Super User III

@Steve0 
Seems like you could use some code like this in the Text property of the label.

"You are entering time for Period " &
LookUp(
    Sort(YourTableName, 'End Date', Descending),
    'End Date' >= DateAdd(Today(), 1 , Months),
    'Period Name'
)

 

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