A CT3 User Tip
Speedware provides some shortcuts for entering some widely used dates. These shortcuts take the form of brief formulas that immediately convert to regular calendar dates in input screens. A simple example is "by", which means "beginning of year". So if you are setting up a contract with an effective date of January 1, 1999, entering "by" will fill in "01011999" automatically (our date editing will show this as "01/01/1999"). Or, if you are not sure about today's date, just type in "bd".
Assuming that today is August 30, 1999, the following formulas will produce these results:
So why are these called date "formulas"? Well, you can actually do some simple date arithmetic with them. So, if you are a little anxious* about entering a certain "Y2K" date, try the following.
by + 1
*Please don't be nervous. CT3 software is fully Y2K compliant. Really!