Number of Days in Dates Tab

Request:

When we start Commitments/Subcontracts, we know how many days we expect the work to take. Can Spitfire give us a way to indicate a Start date and a number of days, and then calculate the Finish date for us?

Response:

Yes. In V2017+, a Days column is available for the Dates tab (on any Doc type with a Dates tab). This column works with the Start and Finish dates so that when one of the fields is changed, the remaining fields are updated.

Configuration:

This Days column may be hidden. You can make the column visible through the UI Configuration tool on the System Admin Dashboard.

How It Works:

  • The row must have a Start date or a Finish date in order for the Days field to allow input.
  • If both a Start date and a Finish date are entered, the Days field is calculated with number of days.
  • If the Start date is entered and a positive number is entered in the Days field, the Finish date is calculated. (For example, 10/1/2018 and 20 gives a Finish date of 10/21/2018.)
  • If the Finish date is entered and a negative number is entered in the Days field, the Start date is calculated. (For example, 9/30/2019 and -25 gives a Start date of 9/05/2019.)
  • You may need to save before you see the calculated dates.