SeaTable formulas offer you several ways to work with the data in your tables. One of them is to calculate the days until a future event. For example, with the help of an appropriate formula you can calculate the remaining days until a training, a birthday or another event.
Calculate days until an event
In the concrete example, the goal is to use a formula to calculate the days remaining until the recorded three events.
To do this, first add a formula column to the table, in whose editor you can then insert the formula.
To calculate the remaining days until the events, first add the "dateDif" function to the formula, which you can find in the formula editor under the Date functions tab.
Afterwards, you also add the "now" function to the formula, which you can also find in the date functions. The function always returns the current date and is therefore essential to ensure that the remaining days until the events are always displayed from the current time. In the formula, be sure to close the parenthesis of the function, otherwise it will not be recognized by SeaTable.
In order for the formula to calculate the days remaining until the events, you must refer to the column where the date of the event is recorded. It is especially important that the column name is framed with curly brackets.
Finally, add the calculation methodology that will determine the format in which the remaining time until the events will be displayed. If you want to calculate the remaining time in days, add a "D" (for days) to the formula. Before confirming, you must close the parenthesis for the formula to be accepted as valid.
After confirming the entered formula, the remaining days until the events are calculated and automatically displayed in the formula column of your table.