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Our data load occurs on the 3rd Monday of the month. I want to schedule related pre and post activities (e.g., 5 days prior or 2 days after). Can I schedule using an index date (i.e., 3rd Monday, in this case) such as 3rd Monday - 5 days? Using the weekly designation works for some months but you have to manually fix it for others. Thanks.

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You can use this formula for finding the 3rd Monday of the month (based on your task "Start Date" - or substitute some similar date column name):

 =DATE(YEAR([Start Date]),MONTH([Start Date]),(3*7)+1)-WEEKDAY(DATE(YEAR([Start Date]),MONTH([Start Date]),8-2))

Note that the "3" in (3*7)+1 denotes "3rd" and "Monday" is represented as "2" (as it's the second day of the week) in this part 8-2.

From there, you can create other calculated columns and use the value derived in the calculated column above to determine the dates 5 days prior and 2 days after etc.

If you need more help, let me know.

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