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Due Date in Automation - Second, third or fourth business day of following month

Hi All. 

 

I was able to create an automation to create a task with a due date of the first day of the following month using the following formula in the due date field: {{now.plusMonths(1).firstBusinessDayOfMonth}}

 

However, I need to do the same thing but to create a due date for the second, third and fourth business day of the following month. 

 

I tried this, but it gave me an error: {{now.plusMonths(1).secondBusinessDayOfMonth}}

 

Anyone know how to get this done?

 

Thanks, 

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Mark Segall Community Leader Jun 16, 2022

Hi @Aaron Corbin and welcome to the community!

There are only two options for ...BusinessDayOfMonth - first or last.  So you'll need to perform an additional calculation against it.  I haven't verified myself, but you could try this:

{{now.plusMonths(1).firstBusinessDayOfMonth.plusBusinessDays(1)}}

If that doesn't work, you could try capturing the first business day as a variable and then the second business day as a variable off of that.  Something like this:

varFirstBusinessDay: {{now.plusMonths(1).firstBusinessDayOfMonth}}

varSecondBusinessDay: {{varFirstBusinessDay.plusBusinessDays(1)}}

Thanks for the quick response. I will try this out! 

 

For the second option, how would you enter the two variables into the due date field?

Mark Segall Community Leader Jun 16, 2022

You would only enter the second variable...

{{varSecondBusinessDay}}

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Ok I just tried the first option and it works! Thanks so much. 

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Just to clarify, for the second option, would you enter this: 

{{varFirstBusinessDay.plusBusinessDays(1)}}

or this:

{{{{now.plusMonths(1).firstBusinessDayOfMonth}}.plusBusinessDays(1)}}
Mark Segall Community Leader Jun 16, 2022

Yes - That makes sense for the second option.  Eliminates the need for the second variable.

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