Hope you're well;

Can I have help with the following SharePoint list, I would like the expiry alert date column to automatically update to 6 months post the contract expiry date column;

Is possible to do . How do I do it.

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kind regards, Anees


You can create a Calculated column to store the expiry alert date, then add the following into formula setting:


Note: You need to change Column1 to your contract expiry date column. enter image description here

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Good day!

Here is a source for some syntax around calculated columns!

Source: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/examples-of-common-formulas-in-sharepoint-lists-d81f5f21-2b4e-45ce-b170-bf7ebf6988b3

For your problem, you want to add 6 months contract expiry date. Here is the formula:

=DATE(YEAR([ContactExpiry Date]),MONTH([ContactExpiry Date])+6,DAY([ContactExpiry Date]))

Hope that helps!

  • Where do add the formula in ? – AY_91 Aug 14 '18 at 8:01
  • I get error message when I add in the formula – AY_91 Aug 14 '18 at 9:00
  • My guess is my column name is not exactly like your column name. If you look at the right section of the screen, there is a text area that shows the existing columns of the list/library. You can find your column in there. In the [ ] of the formula, make sure the desired column is exactly typed in as you see it in the right most section. Screenshots will help solve the issues as well. – Kyle Rogers-Brodeur Aug 14 '18 at 15:30
  • it has worked :) – AY_91 Aug 16 '18 at 8:30

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