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Reference to a time interval of one day during a month and year. Not to be used for the 'social engagement' meaning.

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Is there a way to insert today’s date into a Google Docs?

I've looked under insert > ...? but couldn't find anything. Can this be done via an inbuilt function or a custom script?
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How can I search for Gmail messages on a particular date?

I'm searching for a message on or about a particular date and rather than scrolling through my emails to go back about a year, I'd like to know a search method to only find emails from a particular ...
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Advanced date logic in Google Spreadsheets

I have the folowing situation: Today is 4/9/12. I have a cell with a date in the sheet that is 4/13/12. This cell should turn red since it is within 7 days from the current date. What is a ...
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Analyse frequencies of date ranges

I have a Google Spreadsheets where I would like to compute occurrences of date ranges. I have a column date_utc+1 which contains almost random date data. What I would like to do is put the date ...
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How can I change Google Spreadsheets to have iso 8601 dates as default?

I would love to set my default date-setting to be iso 8601 (relevant xkcd) for all of my Google Spreadsheets. I'm well aware that I can manually change the date-format for a given spreadsheet by: ...
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How to add a line break in a custom date format in Google Spreadsheets?

Google Spreadsheets give us a tool to create and use a customized data format for date values. While the tool allows us to use arbitrary characters, like slashes and commas between the date fields (...
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How do I make a cell highlighted if the date in the cell is today? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Advanced date logic in Google Spreadsheets I have a spreadsheet with many consecutive days. So Cell1 = 7/30/2012, Cell2 = 7/31/2012 etc. I want Cell1 to be highlighted if ...
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How do I change date format at top of day in Google Calendar?

I can change the date format for most dates displayed by my calendar to Irish format, however I can’t find how to change this one. The dates at the top of each day are shown as 5/17 or Month/Day—as a ...
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Search Engine that will return results based on date

Is there a way to use a search engine, preferably Google, that will yield results based on a date? For example, I would like to search on a term and only return results as if I was searching for that ...
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How to sort Trello cards by date added

Trello is rad. But one thing I haven't figured out: How to sort cards in a list by the date that the cards were added to the list (or to the board)? Also, is it possible to show (as a custom field?) ...
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Display dates in ISO 8601 format in the Microsoft Outlook web interface

Is it possible to display the dates in ISO 8601 format in the Microsoft Outlook web interface? I read on https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Time-zone-and-language-settings-in-Outlook-Web-App-...
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Insert current date to cell based on content in other cell

Background: I am trying to create a sheet which tracks my costs on daily basis. Instead of entering the current date everyday, I want the sheet to store the current day based on the content I enter ...
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How to edit dates in Google Sheets as ISO 8601?

I know how to make Google Sheets display dates in ISO 8601 format (YYYY-MM-DD). Now, how do I make them not only display, but edit in the same format? See the edit line below: Moreover, if that is ...
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How can I use Google Spreadsheet to format Date in DD/MM/YYYY format?

First thing's first: my spreadsheet's locale is properly set to UK: If I paste in the following date: 30/09/2013 21:15 Then click Format > Number > Date time Nothing changes. I also can't seem ...
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Convert a date in Google Spreadsheet?

I have a Google Spreadsheet with a date row in UTC time, such as 12/6/2012 11:14:32 I want GMT+2 local time, so how can I convert the date in Google Drive? And, if not possible, is there a way to do ...
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Google sheets MM-DD-YYYY to DD-MM-YYYY

I downloaded CSV data from my Etsy shop to calculate taxes. I'd like to have the date "copied" properly. The CSV date I get from Etsy is formatted as "02/09/16" This is "2 September 2016" in Dutch ...
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Find the date of a Blogspot blog comment

I'm trying to find the date of comments on a Blogspot blog (which is not mine). Unfortunately, all that is listed is the time of the comment, but that information is useless without knowing what date ...
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How to enter a date in a cell and have the date for one week later automatically fill another cell?

I want to be able to type in a date in one cell, and then automatically have the date that is seven days from the date I typed appear in another cell in that same row under a different column. How do ...
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Google Docs date capitalisation script

I'm using a script that was posted here on Web Applications: Is there a way to insert today’s date into a Google Docs?. I changed the way the date is formatted to: ddMMMyyyy but want 01JAN2015 - the ...
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Pre-fill a cell with today's date

I would like a certain cell of mine to display today's date when I starts a new row. Is it possible?
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Date Format Lost When Combining Two Cells Using “&” and CONCATENATE in Google Sheets

I'm trying to figure out "how to" maintain the date format when I concatenate a date formatted cell with a nondate formatted cell. Result: The Date Format Is Lost Formulas Used Desired Result: I ...
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Trying to subtract X days from a defined date in Google Sheets

I'm trying to figure out "how to" subtract days from a date in Google Sheets. EXAMPLE Col A (original date) Col D (date - 5 days) 08-08-16 08-03-16 A1 will display the ...
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How to make my Google Spreadsheet automatically calculate “days since”

I have a spreadsheet with several columns and one of them is for date (column D). How do I make the next column (E) automatically display the days passed from date in D until now on open? I have ...
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Date format in spreadsheet (google doc)

I want to create spreadsheets to record the money I spend each year. Each file is named as Cost-2012, Cost-2013,...etc. Inside each file, there are in fact 12 sheets, which are named as 01, 02, ..., ...
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How to add every Sunday in sequential order with 3 blank cells under each date?

How to add every Sunday in sequential order with 3 blank cells under each date? For example: March 22 Blank cell Blank cell Blank cell March 29 etc etc
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Why does Google Spreadsheet use days as unit of time when entering a number?

When using Google Spreadsheet today, I noticed that when entering a date as a simple number sequence (e.g., 151127), and choosing date as format, it ended up being a completely different date than the ...
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Date automation down columns

I know how to get Google Spreadsheets to automate dates down a column. Write a date, left click on the crosshair in the bottom right hand corner, drag down and let go. The thing I'm hoping to do ...
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Date format in Google Spreadsheet is not correct

Whenever entering the date e.g. day-month-year, it automatically changes to month-day-year. I went into format>number>more formats>more date and time formats, and I changed it to day-month-year. And ...
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Google sheets recently changed American datetime format, how do I change it back?

Google sheets recently changed American datetime format, how do I change it back? It used to default to using "MM/dd/yyyy" but as of a couple weeks ago now when I enter a date it defaults to "MM/dd" ...
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Cognito Form with Blackout dates and date functions

Is there a way to have "blackout" dates on my form? I rent equipment and when all equipment is rented out, I want to be able to black out specific dates.
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Date highlighting of a cell, separated by weeks, given only a starting date and a cell range

I am trying to build a "life calendar" similar to this - https://labs.coruscantconsulting.co.uk/life/weeks/ - in Google Sheets. I have the manually designed sheet finished, but want to add the ...
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Difficulty appending to cell in Google Sheets

My goal is to automate making a calendar on Google Sheets. I used =DATE(C1,A1,B1) to make a date and then each following cell, I added 1 to the previous cell. However, now I want to also automate ...
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How to hide date on Tumblr pages?

The documentation on Tumblr (https://www.tumblr.com/docs/en/custom_themes#dates) says {block:Date} {/block:Date} Rendered for all posts. Always wrap dates in this block so they will be ...
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Need to identify when a specific amount of time has past given a specific span of time

I have a start date and a payout date which is 70 days from the start date. Throughout the year I need to know when each time 70 days has past and when it does is that date between the start and ...
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Google Docs date in yyyy/mm/dd format (year first)

My question is similar to Google Docs date in “dd/MM/yy” format and How can I change the input format for dates in Google Docs' spreadsheet? BUT unlike those answers, I'm trying to get the ...
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How can I get the halfway date of two dates in Google Sheets?

I have two date columns in mm-yy format and I need to know the halfway date of these two. What formula do I use? I tried simple subtraction of the two dates and then divided it by two but it didn't ...
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How to validate a date in Google Forms?

Google Forms include the possibility to perform some sort of validation on user input for checkboxes and text; the functionality is available very easily both via the UI and the API. Unfortunately, it ...
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Format Google Analytics Date

I'm using the following formula to retrieve week day and day from a Google Analytics report in Google Spreadsheet: =CONCATENATE(CHOOSE(WEEKDAY('90diaspessoas'!A16),"Domingo","Segunda","Terça","Quarta"...
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How to convert text of the form Month-Year to date format?

How do I convert the text "Oct-14" to date, so that it's being read as "Oct 01, 2014. I tried to go to Format > Date and selected the format: Oct-2014, but google sheets is interpreting it as "Oct 14, ...
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Conversion from object to string in Google Apps Script

I'm trying to take information from Google Sheets and use it to send an email with the information given in sheets. I have the email part down, but when I try to editAsText to delete unwanted ...
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Date autofill increments year instead of day

Earlier, when I had dates in a column like: Monday, 21 April, 2014 Tuesday, 22 April, 2014 and I extended the last cell to lower cells I could expect them to be filled with following days: ...
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Conditional formatting for dates in Google sheets

I work at a language school and I have a column giving the students expected arrival date. I want to set conditional formatting to: Highlight in red any date that is older than 1 week Highlight in ...
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Formula to compute the cardinality of the intersection of two sets of dates

Given: Two dates, the bounds of a date range; A list of dates (given in-extenso in a line or a column); Is there a way, in Google Spreadsheet, to get the number of dates (days) in the date range ...
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Shortcut to insert current date in Google Docs

For example, in MS Word I can insert the current date by typing current year and dash 2018- // ... and current date appears automatically, like 2018-05-20 Sun Is there something similar in Google ...
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Plus or minus quarters in Google Sheets using formulas

I have a date format like this 1Q16 2Q16 3Q16 4Q16 Is there a way to get... input: 1Q16 + 4 output: 1Q17 and... input: 1Q16 - 3 output: 2Q15 ... using formulas only and not code?
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Auto date added to adjacent cells when data is entered

I am trying to create a spreadsheet to track student loan outs that will automatically put the date in an adjacent cell. The spreadsheet would be set up like this: Column 1 would be "name" Column 2 ...
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Entering local date on Google Sheets

If I use the shortcut CTRL+; the date that is pasted is the server date. I have changed the settings so my Time zone is selected to my local time. Shouldn't my local time get pasted as opposed to the ...
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How to make Google Sheets jump to closest date to today when opened?

I have a Google sheet containing a list of events, with event dates listed in one column. I'd like to have my Google Sheets spreadsheet jump to the closest date to today's date on opening (i.e., ...
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Can I sort rows in Google Sheets by date?

In Google sheets I'm trying to sort rows according to a date column. According to my experience I can use column filtering and choose to sort data from A-Z. However this will give a wrong result for ...
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Misinterpreted hours and minutes in Google Apps Script while reading Google Spreadsheet data

I have a datetime columns in Google Spreadsheet which I'd like to iterate and use "hour" value to calculate something in custom Google Script. This is an example of a value I have in Spreadsheet: My ...