A view I created is supposed to filter by the current year. The formula should compare the current year with a column which only has the year.

I don't know how to always get the current year.

I tried creating a calculated column with this formula "Year([Today])" but sharepoint does not like it.

I tried using this formula "Year(Today)" and the view does not return any items.

How do I compare a column with the current year? I am unable to get the current year.

3 Answers 3


Check this workaround and see if it helps:

SharePoint TODAY field and calculated fields...

I used it once before and it works.

I hope you are aware that calculated columns are calculated when item is updated. So after 31.12. 00:00 your calculated columns will no longer be valid (if items are not updated).


You might need two calculated columns. One which is the jan/1/year and the other which is dec/31/year.



Then in your filter you can have it setup so that the first column is less than today and the second column is greater than today.

There might be a better way but this was my first thought.

  • Well, how exactly do you filter them? In your solution there is still the need of the current year...
    – Emaborsa
    May 18, 2016 at 14:05

I've achieved it using something like this http://sivanesanb.blogspot.ch/2011/11/how-to-use-filters-in-sharepoint-to.html#!/2011/11/how-to-use-filters-in-sharepoint-to.html

Also did another one for the Quarter using the formula =ROUNDDOWN(((INT(MONTH([Created]))-1)/3),0)+1

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