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How can I create a column in SharePoint 2013 which represent the current date. For example today is 02/09/2016 tomorrow should be 02/10/2016, 02/10/2016... and so on each day the date must be changed.

I was wondering if someone could tell me, thanks.

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    Should the column always display the current date? Or when the item is saved it should save the current date, so that item created on different dates have different values? – Naveen Feb 9 '16 at 13:29
  • What is the requirement behind this ? – JayHell Feb 9 '16 at 13:29
  • the date should be changed everyday. It have to represent its current date – Nderon Hyseni Feb 9 '16 at 13:36
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    My question was more like : what is the business requirement ? Do you need it for display purposes, etc. ? You will have hundreds of items in your list, all with a column with the current date, from a user point of view, I don't see the value there. – JayHell Feb 9 '16 at 13:43
  • @JayHell thanks but i solved my problem thank you so much. – Nderon Hyseni Feb 9 '16 at 13:47
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Create One Calculated type column and set data return formula type to Number and apply this formula:

="<img src='/_layouts/images/blank.gif' onload=""{"&" var day=new Date();"&" this.parentNode.innerHTML= day ;"&"}"">"

You will current date and time.

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For only Date try below formula:

="<img src='/_layouts/images/blank.gif' onload=""{"&" var day=new Date();"&" var n = day.format('dd/MM/yyyy');"&" this.parentNode.innerHTML= n ;"&"}"">"

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  • Does this formula updates the column each day? – Nderon Hyseni Feb 9 '16 at 13:39
  • and what if you export to Excel ? get the value with CSOM or SSOM ? – JayHell Feb 9 '16 at 13:44
  • Thanks man but how can i display only shortdate like 02/09/2016? – Nderon Hyseni Feb 9 '16 at 13:46
  • @JayHell thanks for your responsibility but in my case i never need to export to excel – Nderon Hyseni Feb 9 '16 at 14:04
  • There is more Today calculations and colors fun here – Danny '365CSI' Engelman Feb 9 '16 at 15:30
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You create the column as you'd like, and set the default value to Todays Date. enter image description here

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  • I thought of the same approach. But the OP wants the date to be changed everyday in the column. :) – Asad Refai Feb 9 '16 at 13:31
  • Yes but I.E today date is 02/09/2016 but tomorrow the date still is 02/09/2016. In my case date must be updated everyday but thanks – Nderon Hyseni Feb 9 '16 at 13:38
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You will have to add a column to your list view, then choose Type as Date and Time and put the default value as Today's Date. You create a new column under views in Library settings.

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