2 Replies Latest reply on Jan 9, 2012 10:26 AM by philmodjunk

    Insert Current Date Merge Field

    MaxMajaesic

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      Insert Current Date Merge Field

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      Hello!

      I am trying to set up a bunch of form letters for myself, and I want to be able to have the current date entered in a Merge Field. I've only been using it for about 5 days, so I am still very new to the product. How can I create a Merge Field that will automatically enter the current date in it? If anyone could let me know, I'd be very thankful.

        • 1. Re: Insert Current Date Merge Field
          Sorbsbuster

          If you create text on a layout and include the characters // it will automatically show the current date.  This works, of course, on report footers, etc, as well.  Does that do what you want?  Another way of extracting the date is to use the function Get ( CurrentDate ).  You could also trap that as a $Variable to place wherever you want.

          • 2. Re: Insert Current Date Merge Field
            philmodjunk

            You can also define date fields that automatically enter the current date when the record is created and also you can have the date auto-entered when the record is modified in some way. These are options you can select for a field on the auto-enter tab in the field options dialog.