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sasrsc
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Update Context conditionally set variable to a date picker...

For some reason I can't paste the image so you can see the dropdown with the datepicker objects (for a start and end value)

DateDropdown is a dropdown containing...
["All Items","This Month", "Last Month", "This Year", "Last Year", "x Days Ago", "Custom"]

I have handled all possibilities except the custom one ...
I am setting the value of Start2 and End2 based on the value selected.

 

 


UpdateContext({
Start2:
If(DateDropdown.Selected.Value="This Month",Date(Year(Now()),Month(Now()),1),
If(DateDropdown.Selected.Value="Last Month",Date(Year(Now()),Month(Now())-1,1),
If(DateDropdown.Selected.Value="Last Year",Date(Year(Now())-1,1,1),
If(DateDropdown.Selected.Value="x Days Ago",DateAdd(Today(),-Slider1.Value),
Date(Year(Now()),1,1))))),
End2:
If(DateDropdown.Selected.Value="This Month",Date(Year(Now()),Month(Now())+1,0),
If(DateDropdown.Selected.Value="Last Month",Date(Year(Now()),Month(Now()),0),
If(DateDropdown.Selected.Value="Last Year",Date(Year(Now())-1,12,31),
If(DateDropdown.Selected.Value="x Days Ago",Today(),
Date(Year(Now()),12,31)))))

})

So, I want to add ...

If(DateDropdown.Selected.Value="Custom",DateFrom.SelectedDate), and I add an extra ) to the end of the clause and now it barks at me... saying Invalid argument type (date)


UpdateContext({
Start2:
If(DateDropdown.Selected.Value="This Month",Date(Year(Now()),Month(Now()),1),
If(DateDropdown.Selected.Value="Last Month",Date(Year(Now()),Month(Now())-1,1),
If(DateDropdown.Selected.Value="Last Year",Date(Year(Now())-1,1,1),
If(DateDropdown.Selected.Value="x Days Ago",DateAdd(Today(),-Slider1.Value),
If(DateDropdown.Selected.Value="Custom",DateFrom.SelectedDate),
Date(Year(Now()),1,1)))))),
End2:
If(DateDropdown.Selected.Value="This Month",Date(Year(Now()),Month(Now())+1,0),
If(DateDropdown.Selected.Value="Last Month",Date(Year(Now()),Month(Now()),0),
If(DateDropdown.Selected.Value="Last Year",Date(Year(Now())-1,12,31),
If(DateDropdown.Selected.Value="x Days Ago",Today(),
Date(Year(Now()),12,31)))))

})

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RandyHayes
Super User III
Super User III

@sasrsc 

Because you are compounding If statements, you are missing ending parenthesis.

However, to avoid that confusion, you might want to consider the following formula instead:

UpdateContext(
 {
  Start2:
    Switch(DateDropdown.Selected.Value,
        "This Month", Date(Year(Now()), Month(Now()), 1),
        "Last Month", Date(Year(Now()), Month(Now())-1, 1),
        "Last Year",  Date(Year(Now())-1, 1, 1),
        "x Days Ago", DateAdd(Today(), -Slider1.Value), 
        Date(Year(Now()), 1, 1)
    ),
  End2:
    Switch(DateDropdown.Selected.Value,
        "This Month", Date(Year(Now()), Month(Now())+1, 0),
        "Last Month", Date(Year(Now()), Month(Now()), 0),
        "Last Year",  Date(Year(Now())-1, 12, 31),
        "x Days Ago", Today(),
        Date(Year(Now()),12,31)
    )
 }
)

A little easier to read and to change.

 

I hope this is helpful for you.

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RandyHayes
Super User III
Super User III

@sasrsc 

Because you are compounding If statements, you are missing ending parenthesis.

However, to avoid that confusion, you might want to consider the following formula instead:

UpdateContext(
 {
  Start2:
    Switch(DateDropdown.Selected.Value,
        "This Month", Date(Year(Now()), Month(Now()), 1),
        "Last Month", Date(Year(Now()), Month(Now())-1, 1),
        "Last Year",  Date(Year(Now())-1, 1, 1),
        "x Days Ago", DateAdd(Today(), -Slider1.Value), 
        Date(Year(Now()), 1, 1)
    ),
  End2:
    Switch(DateDropdown.Selected.Value,
        "This Month", Date(Year(Now()), Month(Now())+1, 0),
        "Last Month", Date(Year(Now()), Month(Now()), 0),
        "Last Year",  Date(Year(Now())-1, 12, 31),
        "x Days Ago", Today(),
        Date(Year(Now()),12,31)
    )
 }
)

A little easier to read and to change.

 

I hope this is helpful for you.

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That's so much cleaner...very eloquent - thank you

In case anyone was wondering 😉

Including the datepickers (I didn't need those extra () for that...

UpdateContext({
Start2:
Switch(DateDropdown.Selected.Value,
"This Month",Date(Year(Now()),Month(Now()),1),
"Last Month",Date(Year(Now()),Month(Now())-1,1),
"Last Year",Date(Year(Now())-1,1,1),
"x Days Ago",DateAdd(Today(),-Slider1.Value),
"Custom",DateFrom.SelectedDate,
Date(Year(Now()),1,1)
),
End2:
Switch(DateDropdown.Selected.Value,
"This Month",Date(Year(Now()),Month(Now())+1,0),
"Last Month",Date(Year(Now()),Month(Now()),0),
"Last Year",Date(Year(Now())-1,12,31),
"x Days Ago",Today(),
"Custom",DateTo.SelectedDate,
Date(Year(Now()),12,31)
)
})

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