I have a date field Date of join and other field Date on induction (date type). Based on some selection I want to calculate If Date of join is 20/05/2015 then Date on induction should be auto selected as Date of join + 7 days, like result should be 27/05/2015.

Can you please let me know how I can acheive with SharePoint Designer Workflow

  • So, you just want to check a date, and if true add days? Will it only be 20/05/2015? No other dates? May 28, 2015 at 11:48
  • I am trying to do the same except that "7" is not constant. I want to add dates based on lookup from a different column. For example - Column A (StartDate) + Column B (Days in numbers) = Column C (DueDate) Thank you for your help in advance! Mar 22, 2018 at 14:35

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If you are looking for a SharePoint designer workflow solution, then I believe there is a 2 step solution to it.

1. Based on the submitted value of Date of join field calculate resulting induction date. This can be achieved by using Add Time to Date action.

Set the values to match your requirement in action, like add 7 change minutes to Days and lastly to CurrentItem:Date Of Join. Refer below screen shot.

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2. Now once you get the result date in a variable from the previous step, We just need to set it to the Date of join field using Set Field in current item action. Refer below screen shot

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I hope this is helpful.


I think the easiest option is to add a Calculated Field to your list and use below formula.

=[Date of join]+7

And then read this value in your workflow

If you are against Calculated Field. Then in Workflow you can use Action Add Time To Date

  1. Create a new Variable to Store the result
  2. Now insert and Action and set Add 7 Days to CurrentItem:Date of join output to Variable
  3. Use Update List Item action to update variable value into Date of induction field.

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