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Power App date column updating default todays' date

Hello All,

I am using the power app to calculate students' absentee. 

the columns I am using are "Date Absent from", Expected return Date" and "Date returned to Boarding" 

1. when a student is absent, the admin registers their absentee with selection of "Date Absent from " and Expected return date"

2. but when a student actually returns to boarding,  to get exact days of absence, the admin selects a date in "Date returned to Boarding".  

my issue is,  during 1st step of recording absentee the time when I press submit button, I am patching the record in my list.

and during the 2nd step, i am only entering dates in " Date returned to Boarding", but in my List "Date Absent from" is by default showing me today's date. 


what I want: I want the "Date Absent from" field should show the last updated date for that student. so that I can use this date to calculate the total absent days.




any help will be appreciated. 


kind regards


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Solution Sage

Could you please share the formula which you have added on Default property of Date fields

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All the date columns are "Datepicker" Type Date and Time

to calculate " No. of Days Absent" I am using 

=IF(ISERROR(DATEDIF([Date Absent from],[Date returned to Boarding],"d")),"",(DATEDIF([Date Absent from],[Date returned to Boarding],"d"))+1-INT(DATEDIF([Date Absent from],[Date returned to Boarding],"d")/7)*2-IF((WEEKDAY([Date returned to Boarding])-WEEKDAY([Date Absent from]))<0,2,0)-IF(OR(AND(WEEKDAY([Date returned to Boarding])=7,WEEKDAY([Date Absent from])=7),AND(WEEKDAY([Date returned to Boarding])=1,WEEKDAY([Date Absent from])=1)),1,0)-IF(AND(WEEKDAY([Date Absent from])=1,(WEEKDAY([Date returned to Boarding])-WEEKDAY([Date Absent from]))>0),1,0)-IF(AND(NOT(WEEKDAY([Date Absent from])=7),WEEKDAY([Date returned to Boarding])=7),1,0))


Frequent Visitor

Hello @NandiniBhagya20 , have you got a chance to look into my issue?


thank you 

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