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Robert Lange 6Robert Lange 6 

I am attempting to make a formula field on the contact object. If the contact record field “Date_Passed_MD_Bar__c” is > or = 5, I want the formula to write text that says “Greater than 5 years”.


This is the formula I wrote, but it is not working:
IF TODAY()-(Date_Passed_MD_Bar__c)>=5 "Greater than 5 years"
 
Best Answer chosen by Robert Lange 6
SarvaniSarvani
Hi Robert,

The formula you have used gives number of days between the today and Date_Passed_MD_Bar__c not actual years between.
Try below formula:
if( 
(ABS(YEAR(TODAY())-YEAR(Date_Passed_MD_Bar__c))) + (DAY(Date_Passed_MD_Bar__c)/DAY(Date_Passed_MD_Bar__c))>5,'Greater than 5 years','' 
)
Reference:
https://developer.salesforce.com/forums/?id=9060G0000005jMrQAI

Hope this helps! Please mark as solved if it does

Thanks

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SarvaniSarvani
Hi Robert,

The formula you have used gives number of days between the today and Date_Passed_MD_Bar__c not actual years between.
Try below formula:
if( 
(ABS(YEAR(TODAY())-YEAR(Date_Passed_MD_Bar__c))) + (DAY(Date_Passed_MD_Bar__c)/DAY(Date_Passed_MD_Bar__c))>5,'Greater than 5 years','' 
)
Reference:
https://developer.salesforce.com/forums/?id=9060G0000005jMrQAI

Hope this helps! Please mark as solved if it does

Thanks
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Robert Lange 6Robert Lange 6
Sarvani,
Thank you for your response.  I am confused about this part of your code:
(DAY(Date_Passed_MD_Bar__c)/DAY(Date_Passed_MD_Bar__c))
Wouldn't this give you a value of 1?  Also, if you uses today's date of 3/5/2020, and the person passed the bar on 12/1/2015, the first part of your code would return a value of 5 years.  In reality, the amount of time is less than 5 years.  Thank you in advance if you have a chance to look at this again.