I'm trying to subtract the date today and a numeric number.

The formula that I'm thinking of is NOW() - NumberOfDays__c.

Output should be in date format (DD/MM/YYY or MM/DD/YYYY)

Any ideas on how to achieve this?

Thank you!

  • My apologies, I missed the Einstein tag. I don't have an answer for this.
    – sfdcfox
    Aug 3, 2020 at 4:50

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First, convert the now()-Date to epoch seconds, then substract the desired number of days (multiplied by 24 * 60 * 60 = 86400). Then convert this epoch seconds value back to a date.

 toDate(date_to_epoch(now()) - (NumberOfDays__c * 86400))

Edit: forgot the 24 multiplier...

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