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Type Conversion  (15 Functions) 
ToBoolean (Number n) Boolean Returns true if the Number n is a non-zero value, otherwise returns false. ToBoolean(1) returns true
ToBoolean(0) returns false
ToBoolean(null) returns false
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ToBoolean (Text x) Boolean Converts the values "1", "true" or "yes" to true, other values to false. Case is ignored. ToBoolean("Yes") returns true
ToBoolean("0") returns false
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ToDate (Date/Time x) Date Date/Time type fields have a date, time and time zone associated with them, while Dates do not have time and time zone. This function converts the Date/Time x into a Date by returning the Date, in the local time zone, in which Date/Time x falls. ToDate([Date Modified]) returns the Date the record was last modified More examples
ToDate (Text x) Date Converts the text value x into a Date. x can be several of the popular date formats, including "January 30, 2000", "1/30/00", "2000/1/30", "1-30-2000" ToDate("Jan 30, 2000") takes the text "Jan 30, 2000" and returns it as a date type value. More examples
ToFormattedText (Date d, Text f) Text Returns a Text value which is the formatted text version of the date specified. 
The Text argument to the function specifies the format. Choose one of:
   MMDDYYYY
   MMDDYY
   DDMMYYYY
   DDMMYY
   YYYYMMDD
ToFormattedText(Date(2000,01,30),"MMDDYYYY")  returns "01-30-2013" 
ToFormattedText(Date(2000,01,30),"MMDDYY")  returns "01-30-13" 
ToFormattedText(Date(2000,01,30),"DDMMYYYY")  returns "30-01-2013" 
ToFormattedText(Date(2000,01,30),"DDMMYY")  returns "30-01-13" 
ToFormattedText(Date(2000,01,30),"YYYYMMDD")  returns "2013-01-30"
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ToFormattedText (Date/Time t, Text f) Text Returns a Text value which is the formatted text version of the date/time specified. 
The Text argument to the function specifies the format. Choose one of:
   MMDDYYYY
   MMDDYY
   DDMMYYYY
   DDMMYY
   YYYYMMDD
ToFormattedText([Date Created],"MMDDYYYY")  returns "01-30-2013 10:34 PM" 
ToFormattedText([Date Created],"MMDDYY")  returns "01-30-13 10:34 PM" 
ToFormattedText([Date Created],"DDMMYYYY")  returns "30-01-2013 10:34 PM" 
ToFormattedText([Date Created],"DDMMYY")  returns "30-01-13 10:34 PM" 
ToFormattedText([Date Created],"YYYYMMDD")  returns "2013-01-30 10:34 PM"
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ToFormattedText (Number n, Text f) Text Returns a Text value which is the formatted text version of the number specified. 
The Text argument to the function specifies the format. Choose one of:
  none_dot -  returns the number formatted like 12345678.85
  comma_dot - returns the number formatted like 12,345,678.85
  comma_dot_2 - returns the number formatted like 1,23,45,678.85
  none_comma - returns the number formatted like 12345678,85
  dot_comma - returns the number formatted like 12.345.678,85
  dot_comma_2 - returns the number formatted like 1.23.45.678,85
ToFormattedText(2394729834.85, "comma_dot") returns 2,394,729,834.85 More examples
ToNumber (Boolean b) Number Returns 0 if b is false, 1 if b is true. ToNumber(false) returns 0
ToNumber(true) returns 1
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ToNumber (Text x) Number Returns the number represented by the Text value x. ToNumber("-12.3") returns -12.3
ToNumber("") returns null
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ToText (<any> x) Text Returns a Text value containing the print representation of the argument x. ToText(3.4) returns "3.4"
ToText(null) returns ""
ToText(true) returns "1"
ToText(Date(2000,12,16)) returns "12-16-2000"
ToText(ToTimeOfDay("4pm")) returns "4:00 pm"
ToText(Hours(2)+Minutes(20)) returns "2:20"
ToText([Date Created]) returns "12-15-2000 10:34 PM"

ToText([Record Owner]) returns the user name or email address of the user who appears in the Record Owner field.

ToText([AssignedTo]), where AssignedTo is a list-user field type, returns a semi-colon separated list of the user names or email addresses of the users  who appear in the AssignedTo field.
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ToTimeOfDay (Date/Time t) TimeOfDay Date/Time fields display the date and time. This function returns the TimeOfDay on which the Date/Time t falls in the local time zone. ToTimeOfDay([Last Modified]) More examples
ToTimeOfDay (Text x) TimeOfDay Converts the text value x into a TimeOfDay. x can be several of the popular time formats, including "3 pm", "3:04 am", "22:00", "2:03:29 am", "12:03:29.345". ToTimeofDay("16:32") returns the time 4:32pm More examples
ToTimestamp (Date d) Date/Time Returns a Date / Time value which is 12:00 am of the given Date d in the local time zone (midnight at the beginning of the Date). ToTimestamp(Date(2000,7,4)) returns midnight on July 4, 2000.
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ToTimestamp (Date d, TimeOfDay t) Date/Time Returns a Date / Time value which is at the given TimeOfDay t, on the given Date d in the local time zone ToTimestamp([Start Date], [Start Time]) More examples
ToWorkDate (Date d) WorkDate Converts a date d to a WorkDate. ToWorkDate([Finish]) takes a date value from the Finish field and returns it as a Workdate.

ToWorkDate(ToDate("10/31/2003")) returns a work date whose value is 10/31/2003
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Numbers  (11 Functions) 
Abs (Number n) Number Returns the absolute value of the Number n. Abs(3.5) returns 3.5
Abs(-3.5) returns 3.5
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Exp (Number n) Number Returns e raised to the nth power, where e is approximately 2.71828182845905

This exponential function is for use in logarithmic calculations that track growth. For example, you can use it to figure compounding interest.
Exp(2) returns 7.389056 (which is e, or 2.71828182845905, to the 2nd power)

Exp(5) returns 148.413159 (e to the 5th power)
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Frac (Number n) Number Returns the fractional part of the Number n.  The result is the same sign as n.  For any Number n, Int(n) + Frac(n) is the same as n. Frac(3.4) returns 0.4
Frac(-2.3) returns -0.3
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Int (Number n) Number Returns the integer part of Number n.  

Note that if n is a negative fraction, the result is closer to 0 than n is (compare to function Floor).
Int(3.6) returns 3
Int(3) returns 3
Int(-3.6) returns -3
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Ln (Number n) Number Returns the natural (base e) logarithm of n. Exp(Ln(72)) returns 72 More examples
Log (Number n) Number Returns the base 10 logarithm of n. Log(100) returns 2
10 ^ Log(72) returns 72
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Mod (Number n, Number m) Number Returns n modulo m.  Mod implements 'clock' arithmetic; it models movement around a clock that is labeled with the numbers 0 to m-1. To get the result, just count n times around the clock. (Mod is the same as Rem for positive numbers, but different for negative numbers.)

You might use this function to auto-assign tasks to staff members. For details, please read http://quickbase.intuit.com/developer/knowledge-base/how-can-i-auto-assign-records-users-my-application-using-formula-i-want-randomly-and-evenly-.
Mod(7,3) returns 1
Mod(-7,3) returns 2
Mod(7,-3) returns -1
Mod(-7,-3) returns -2

Sample auto-assign formula:

If (Mod([Record ID#],ToNumber([number_of_reps])) = 0, ToUser("jsmith"),
Mod([Record ID#],ToNumber([number_of_reps])) = 1, ToUser("bboop"),
Mod([Record ID#],ToNumber([number_of_reps])) = 2, ToUser("ppeabody"))
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PV (Number rate, Number nskip, Number amt) Number Calculates the Present Value of a future payment. Rate is the discount rate for one time period. Nskip is the number of time periods before the payment occurs. Amt is the amount of the payment. PV(.10, 2, 121) returns 100 More examples
PV (Number rate, Number nskip, Number amt, Number npay) Number Calculates the Present Value of a series of future payments. Rate is the discount rate for one time period. Nskip is the number of time periods before the first payment occurs. Amt is the amount of each payment. Npay is the number of payments in the series, spaced one time period apart. PV(.10, 1, 100, 3) returns 248.69 More examples
Rem (Number n, Number d) Number Returns a number that is the remainder after n is divided by d an integer number of times. (Mod is the same as Rem for positive numbers, but different for negative numbers.) Rem(7,3) returns 1
Rem(-7,3) returns -1
Rem(7,-3) returns 1
Rem(-7,-3) returns -1
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Sqrt (Number n) Number Returns the square root of n. Sqrt(9) returns 3
Sqrt(16) returns 4
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Text  (19 Functions) 
Begins (Text u, Text v) Boolean Returns true if the text u begins with the text v, otherwise returns false. Begins("abcdef", "cd") returns false
Begins("abcdef", "abcd") returns true
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Contains (Text u, Text v) Boolean Returns true if v is contained in u, otherwise returns false. Contains("abcdef", "cd") returns true
Contains([Status], "open") returns true if the Status field contains the word "open"
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Ends (Text u, Text v) Boolean Returns true if the text u ends with the text v, otherwise returns false. Ends("abcdef", "cd") returns false
Ends("abcdef", "cdef") returns true
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Left (Text t, Number n) Text Returns the leftmost n characters from the Text argument t. Left("abcd", 2) returns "ab" More examples
Left (Text t, Text d) Text Returns the left part of a text value up to but not including the first occurrence of a delimiter character.  The first argument, t, is the value to be searched. The second argument, d, is a text value containing all the possible delimiter characters. Left("abc/def",";/,") returns "abc"
Left("Michael Smith", " ") returns "Michael"
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Length (Text t) Number Returns the number of characters in t. Length("abc") returns 3 More examples
List (Text d, Text t1, Text t2, ...) Text Concatenates (strings together) all arguments starting with the second argument, using the first argument as the delimiter between them. If one of the arguments is blank, it and the corresponding delimiter are omitted. List("-", "a", "b", "d") returns "a-b-d"

List(", ", "a", "b", "", "d") returns "a, b, d"

List(", ", [Last Name], [First Name]) returns "Last Name, First Name" if both fields are not empty, returns "Last Name" if [First Name] is empty, and returns "First Name" if [Last Name] is empty.

List("\n", "Name", "Address Line 1", "", List(", ", "City", "State"), "Zip") returns
"Name
Address Line 1
City, State
Zip"
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Lower (Text t) Text Returns t converted to lower case. Lower("ABC") returns "abc" More examples
Mid (Text t, Number p, Number n) Text Returns n characters from the middle of t, starting at position p.  The first character is position 1. Mid("abcd", 2, 3) returns "bcd"
Mid("abcd", 4, 4) returns "d"
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NotLeft (Text t, Number n) Text Returns what remains after excluding the leftmost n characters from the Text argument t. NotLeft("abcde", 2) returns "cde" More examples
NotLeft (Text t, Text d) Text Returns what remains after excluding the left part of a text value up to and including the first occurrence of a delimiter character.  The first argument, t, is the value to be searched. The second argument, d, is a text value containing all the possible delimiter characters.

If space is included in the delimiter list it is handled specially. It acts as a delimiter, but contiguous spaces surrounding a delimiter are ignored rather than each acting as a separate delimiter.
NotLeft("abc/ def/ghi"," ;/,") returns "def/ghi"
NotLeft("Michael    Wissner", " ") returns "Wissner"
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NotRight (Text t, Number n) Text Returns what remains after excluding the rightmost n characters from the Text argument t. NotRight("ABCDE", 2) returns "ABC" More examples
NotRight (Text t, Text d) Text Returns what remains after excluding the right part of a text value starting at the last occurrence of a delimiter character.  The first argument, t, is the value to be searched. The second argument, d, is a text value containing all the possible delimiter characters.

If space is included in the delimiter list it is handled specially. It acts as a delimiter, but contiguous spaces surrounding a delimiter are ignored rather than each acting as a separate delimiter.
NotRight("abc/ def"," ;/,") returns "abc"
NotRight("Michael   Wissner", " ") returns "Michael"
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Part (Text t, Number p, Text d) Text Returns the specified part of a text value. The parts are separated by the occurrence of any delimiter character. The first argument, t, is the value to be searched. The second argument, p, is the position of the part in the argument t. The first part starting on the left is position 1.  Negative part numbers can be used to start from the right. The third argument, d, is a text value containing all the possible delimiter characters.

If space is included in the delimiter list it is handled specially. It acts as a delimiter, but contiguous spaces surrounding a delimiter are ignored rather than each acting as a separate delimiter.
Part("hh:mm:ss",1,":") returns "hh"
Part("hh:mm:ss",3,":") returns "ss"
Part("hh:mm:ss",-1,":") returns "ss"
Part("hh:mm",3,":") returns ""
Part("abc, def,ghi",2," ,") returns "def"
Part([Append],2,"[") returns all text from the Append field that lives between the first [ character and the second [ character. This example shows how to extract only the most recent entry from an append field.
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Right (Text t, Number n) Text Returns the rightmost n characters from the Text argument t. Right("ABCD", 2) returns "CD" More examples
Right (Text t, Text d) Text Returns the right part of a text value starting at the character after the last occurrence of a delimiter character.  The first argument, t, is the value to be searched. The second argument, d, is a text value containing all the possible delimiter characters. Right("abc/def",";/,") returns "def"
Right("Michael Wissner", " ") returns "Wissner"
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Trim (Text t) Text Returns t with leading and trailing white space characters removed. White space characters are space, tab, CR and LF. Trim("  ABC ") returns "ABC" More examples
Upper (Text t) Text Returns t converted to upper case. Upper("abc") returns "ABC" More examples
URLEncode (Text t) Text Encodes the text t so that it can be used in a URL, by substituting special character combinations for certain reserved characters, like '&' and '=' and space. URLEncode("abc def&ghi=4") returns "abc+def%26ghi%3D4" More examples
Durations  (15 Functions) 
Abs (Duration d) Duration Returns the absolute value of d. Abs(Weeks(3.5)) returns 3.5 weeks
Abs(Weeks(-3.5)) returns 3.5 weeks
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Days (Number n) Duration Returns a Duration representing n days. This function takes a number and converts it into a Duration type value, expressed in days. Days(1.5) returns a 1.5 day duration
Days([Estimated # of days]) converts the numeric value in the Estimated # of days field into a duration expressed in days. The number doesn't change, just the data type.
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Hours (Number n) Duration Returns a Duration representing n hours. This function takes a number and converts it into a Duration type value, expressed in hours. Hours(4) returns a 4 hour duration
[Intake Time]+Hours(2) returns the time of day from the Intake Time field plus two hours.
Hours([Test Length in Hours]) converts the numeric value in the Test Length in Hours field into a duration expressed in hours. The number doesn't change, just the data type.
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Minutes (Number n) Duration Returns a Duration representing n minutes.  This function takes a number and converts it into a Duration type value, expressed in minutes. minutes(42) returns a duration of 42 minutes.
Minutes([Test Length in Minutes]) converts the numeric value in the Test Length in Minutes field into a duration expressed in minutes. The number doesn't change, just the data type.
[Start Time] + minutes(90) returns the time of day that 90 minutes after the time of day in the Start Time field.
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Mod (Duration n, Duration m) Duration Returns n modulo m.  (Mod is the same as Rem for positive numbers, but different for negative numbers.) Mod(Days(4), Days(3)) =  Days(1)
Mod(Days(-4), Days(3)) =  Days(2)
Mod(Days(4), Days(-3)) = Days(-1)
Mod(Days(-4), Days(-3)) = Days(-2)
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MSeconds (Number n) Duration Returns a Duration representing n milliseconds. This function takes a number and converts it into a Duration type value, expressed in milliseconds. Mseconds(250) returns a duration of 250 seconds.
Mseconds([Shutter Time]) converts the numeric value in the Shutter Time field into a duration expressed in milliseconds. The number doesn't change, just the data type.
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Rem (Duration n, Duration d) Duration Returns a Duration that is the remainder after n is divided by d an integer number of times. (Mod is the same as Rem for positive numbers, but different for negative numbers.) Rem(Days(4), Days(3)) =  Days(1)
Rem(Days(-4), Days(3)) = Days(-1)
Rem(Days(4), Days(-3)) =  Days(1)
Rem(Days(-4), Days(-3)) = Days(-1)
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Seconds (Number n) Duration Returns a Duration representing n seconds. This function takes a number and converts it into a Duration type value, expressed in seconds. seconds(120) returns a duration of 120 seconds.
seconds([100yd Dash Finish Time]) converts the numeric value in the 100yd Dash Finish Time field into a duration expressed in seconds. The number doesn't change, just the data type.
[Start Time] + seconds(10) returns the time of day that's 10 seconds after the time of day in the Start Time field.
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ToDays (Duration d) Number Takes a Duration d, and returns the number of days contained in it. ToDays([Start Date] - Today()) returns the number of days until the Start date.

ToDays(Weeks(2)) returns 14
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ToHours (Duration d) Number Takes a Duration d, and returns the number of hours contained in it. ToHours(Days(2)) returns 48
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ToMinutes (Duration d) Number Takes a Duration d, and returns the number of minutes contained in it. ToMinutes(Hours(2)) returns 120
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ToMSeconds (Duration d) Number Takes a Duration d, and returns the number of milliseconds contained in it. ToMSeconds(Seconds(2)) returns 2000
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ToSeconds (Duration d) Number Takes a Duration d, and returns the number of seconds contained in it. ToSeconds(Minutes(2)) returns 120
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ToWeeks (Duration d) Number Takes a Duration d, and returns the number of weeks contained in it. ToWeeks(Days(14)) returns 2
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Weeks (Number n) Duration Returns a Duration representing n weeks. This function takes a number and converts it into a Duration type value, expressed in weeks. Weeks(2) returns a 2 week duration
Weeks([Weeks until Delivery]) converts the numeric value in the Weeks until Delivery field into a duration expressed in weeks. The number doesn't change, just the data type.
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Dates  (27 Functions) 
AdjustMonth (Date d, Number m) Date Returns the date which is m months after the given date d, with the same day number. If the day doesn't exist in that month, the last day of that month is returned. AdjustMonth([Ordered On], 3) returns the date three months after the date in the Ordered On field.

AdjustMonth(ToDate("2/20/99"), 2) returns April 20, 1999
AdjustMonth(ToDate("4/29/99"), -2) returns February 28, 1999
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AdjustYear (Date d, Number y) Date Returns the date which is y years after the given date d, with the same month and day. If the day doesn't exist in that month, the last day of that month is returned. AdjustYear([Last Appt], 1) returns the date one year after the date in the Last Appt field.
AdjustYear([Date],-1) returns the date one year before the value in the Date field,
AdjustYear(ToDate("2/20/99"), 2) returns February 20, 2001
AdjustYear(ToDate("2/29/00"), -1) returns February 28, 1999
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Date (Number year, Number month, Number day) Date Creates a date from a year, month and day. Date(2000, 1, 10) returns the date January 10, 2000 More examples
Day (Date d) Number Returns the day of the month of the given Date d. Day([Start Date]) returns the day of the month for the date that appears in the Start Date field.

Day(ToDate("Jan 10, 2000")) returns 10
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DayOfWeek (Date d) Number Returns the number of days by which the given date d follows the first day of the week (Sunday returns 0). DayOfWeek([Start Date]) returns the number of the day of the week for the date that appears in the Start Date field.
DayOfWeek(ToDate("Aug 23, 2000")) returns 3
DayOfWeek(ToDate("Aug 20, 2000")) returns 0
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DayOfYear (Date d) Number Returns the number of days by which the given date d follows the first day of the year (January 1 returns 0). DayOfYear(ToDate("Jan 1, 2000")) returns 0
DayOfYear(ToDate("Jan 10, 2000")) returns 9
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FirstDayOfMonth (Date d) Date Returns the first day of the month in which the date falls. FirstDayOfMonth([Order Date]) returns the first day of the month in which the Order Date occurs.

FirstDayOfMonth(Today()) returns the first day of the current month.
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FirstDayOfPeriod (Date d, Duration p, Date r) Date Returns the first day of the period in which the date d falls. 

The cycle of periods is defined by the given Duration p, repeated in sequence starting at the given reference date r. If the period p is not a whole number of days, the fractional part is ignored.
Useful for handling biweekly pay periods.

FirstDayOfPeriod([date field], Weeks(2), Date(2000,5,1)) returns the date that is the start of the two week period in which the date in the date field falls. The initial two week period that starts the cycle begins on May 1, 2000.


FirstDayOfPeriod(Today(), Days(365), Date(2005,7,1)) returns the date July 1st of the current year-long period. Between 7/1/06 and 7/1/07 this would be July 1, 2006. (As the years go on, this method won't account for leap years.)
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FirstDayOfWeek (Date d) Date Returns the first day (Sunday) of the week in which the date falls. FirstDayOfWeek([Start Date]) returns the date of the Sunday (first day of the week) in which the Start Date occurs.
FirstDayOfWeek(ToDate("7/30/2007")) returns the date 7-29-07
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FirstDayOfYear (Date d) Date Returns the first day of the year in which the date falls. FirstDayOfYear([Termination Date]) returns the first day of the year in which the Termination date occurs.

FirstDayOfYear(Today()) returns the first day of the current year.
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IsLeapDay (Date d) Boolean Returns true if d is February 29. IsLeapDay([Date Due]) returns true if the value in the Date Due field falls on a leap day like 2/29/08. More examples
IsLeapYear (Date d) Boolean Returns true if the date d falls in a leap year. IsLeapYear([Release Date]) returns true if the date in the Release Date field falls in a leap year like 2008. If it occurs in a non leap year, like 2007, the result is false. More examples
IsLeapYear (Number y) Boolean Returns true if the year y is a leap year. IsLeapYear(2007) returns false.
IsLeapYear(2008) returns true.
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IsWeekday (Date d) Boolean Returns true if d is a weekday, otherwise false. IsWeekday([Deliver On]) returns true if the date in the Deliver On field is a weekday. If not, the result is false.

IsWeekday(ToDate("6/20/2003")) returns true
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LastDayOfMonth (Date d) Date Returns the last day of the month in which the date falls. LastDayOfMonth([Service Date]) returns the date of the last day of the month in which the Service Date occurs.

LastDayOfMonth(ToDate("2/12/2008")) returns 
02-29-2008
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LastDayOfPeriod (Date d, Duration p, Date r) Date Returns the last day of the period in which the date falls. 

The cycle of periods is defined by the given Duration p, repeated in sequence starting at the given reference date r. If the period p is not a whole number of days, the fractional part is ignored.
LastDayOfPeriod([Payment Date], [Quarter Length in Days], [Fiscal Year Start Date]) returns the last day of the quarter in which the Payment Date falls. More examples
LastDayOfWeek (Date d) Date Returns the last day (Saturday) of the week in which the date falls. LastDayOfWeek([Date A]) + Days(1) returns the Sunday date of the week that follows the one in which Date A falls. More examples
LastDayOfYear (Date d) Date Returns the last day of the year in which the date falls. LastDayOfYear([Registration Date]) returns the last day of the year in which the Registration Date falls.

LastDayOfYear(Todate("August 4, 2009")) returns 12-31-2009
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Month (Date d) Number Returns the month number of the Date d. January is month 1. Month([Start Date]) returns the number of the month within the date that appears in the Start Date field.

Month(ToDate("Jan 10, 2000") returns 1
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NextDayOfWeek (Date d, Number n) Date Returns the first day after the given date d that falls on the weekday n.

n is a number from 0 to 6 with Sunday being 0, Monday being 1, Tuesday being 2, and so on.
NextDayOfWeek([Date Submitted], 2) returns the first Tuesday that follows the Date in the Date Submitted field. More examples
PrevDayOfWeek (Date d, Number n) Date Returns the last day before the given date d that falls on the weekday n.

n is a number from 0 to 6 with Sunday being 0, Monday being 1, Tuesday being 2, and so on.
PrevDayOfWeek([Date Due], 5) returns the date of the last Friday that occurse before the Date Due. More examples
Today () Date Returns the current date in the local time zone. Today() - [Estimated Finish Date] calculates the duration since the Estimated Finish Date occurred. More examples
ToWeekdayN (Date d) Date If the given date d is a weekday returns it, otherwise returns the next occurring weekday. To WeekdayN([Order Date]) returns the date in the Order Date field if it's a weekday. If not, it returns the date of the next weekday.

ToWeekdayN(ToDate("6/21/2003")) returns 6/23/2003
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ToWeekdayP (Date d) Date If the given date d is a weekday returns it, otherwise returns the previously occurring weekday. ToWeekdayP(ToDate("6/21/2003")) returns 6/20/2003 More examples
WeekdayAdd (Date d, Number n) Date Returns the date that is n weekdays past the given date d.  n may be negative to move backward in time. WeekdayAdd([Start], [Duration]) returns the date that results if you add the value in the Duration field to the date in the Start field and count only weekdays. 

WeekdayAdd(ToDate("6/20/2003"), 2) returns 6/24/2003

WeekdayAdd(ToDate("6/24/2003"), -2) returns 6/20/2003

If you have a date field named "Start Date" and that field has a value of 6/23/2003, then WeekdayAdd([Start Date], -2) returns 6/20/2003
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WeekdaySub (Date d2, Date d1) Number Returns the number of weekdays in the interval starting with d1 and ending on the day before d2 (same as subtracting Dates, but the result is the number of weekdays instead of a Duration). It is the inverse of WeekdayAdd.
WeekdaySub([Finish], [Start]) returns the number of weekdays between the dates in the Start and Finish fields.

WeekdaySub(ToDate("6/24/2003"), ToDate("6/20/2003") ) returns 2

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Year (Date d) Number Returns the year number of the Date d. Year([Start Date]) returns the year of the date that appears in the Start Date field.

Year(ToDate("Jan 10, 2000")) returns 2000
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Timestamps  (1 Function)  
Now () Date/Time Returns a Date / Time value representing the current moment. now() - [Date Created] returns the duration between the current moment and the date the record was created. More examples
TimeOfDay  (4 Functions) 
Hour (TimeOfDay t) Number Returns the hour part of the argument t. The hour is in the range 0 to 23. Hour(ToTimeOfDay("3:04pm")) returns 15 More examples
Minute (TimeOfDay t) Number Returns the minute part of the argument t. The minute is in the range 0 to 59. Minute(ToTimeOfDay("3:04pm")) returns 4 More examples
MSecond (TimeOfDay t) Number Returns the millisecond part of the argument t. The millisecond is in the range 0 to 999. MSecond(ToTimeOfDay("3:04:01.344 pm")) returns 344 More examples
Second (TimeOfDay t) Number Returns the second part of the argument t.  The second is in the range 0 to 59. Second(ToTimeOfDay("3:04 pm")) returns 0 More examples
WorkDates  (2 Functions) 
WeekdayAdd (WorkDate d, Number n) WorkDate Returns the date obtained by adding n weekdays to the date d. The calculation includes the date d as one of the n days. For example, adding 2 days to 10/31/2003 which is a Friday will give you 11/03/2003 since it counts 10/31/2003 as 1 day and 11/03/2003 (a Monday) as the second day. WeekdayAdd([Start],5) returns the date 5 weekdays after the date in the Start field.

WeekdayAdd(ToWorkDate(ToDate("10/31/2003")), 2) returns 11/03/2003

WeekdayAdd([Field A], [Field B]) where Field A is a field of type WorkDate and Field B is a field of type Numeric. Assuming that the value of Field A is 10/31/2003 and the value of Field B is 2, the formula will return 11/03/2003
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WorkdayAdd (WorkDate d, Numeric n) WorkDate Returns the date obtained by adding n days to the date d. The calculation includes the date d as one of the n days. For example, adding 2 days to 10/31/2003 which is a Friday will give you 11/01/2003 since it counts 10/31/2003 as 1 day and 11/01/2003 (a Saturday) as the second day. WorkdayAdd([Order Date],7) returns the date seven days after the value in the Order Date field.

WorkdayAdd(ToWorkDate(ToDate("10/31/2003")), 1) returns 10/31/2003 while WorkdayAdd(ToWorkDate(ToDate("10/31/2003")), 2) returns 11/01/2003
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Rounding and Truncating  (9 Functions) 
Ceil (Duration x, Duration y) Duration Returns the smallest multiple of the duration y which is greater than or equal to the duration x. Ceil(Days(3.5), Days(2)) returns Days(4)
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Ceil (Number x) Number Returns the smallest integer greater than or equal to the number x. Ceil(3) returns 3
Ceil(3.4) returns 4
Ceil(-3.4) returns -3
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Ceil (Number x, Number y) Number Returns the smallest multiple of y which is greater than or equal to x. Ceil(3.5, 2) returns 4
Ceil(-3.5, 2) returns -2
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Floor (Duration x, Duration y) Duration Returns the largest multiple of the duration y which is less than or equal to the duration x. Floor(Days(3.5), Days(2)) returns Days(2)
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Floor (Number x) Number Returns the largest integer less than or equal to the number x.  

Note that if x is a negative fraction, the result is closer to negative infinity than x is (compare to function Int).
Floor(3) returns 3
Floor(3.4) returns 3
Floor (3.8) returns 3
Floor(-3.4) returns -4
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Floor (Number x, Number y) Number Returns the largest multiple of y which is less than or equal to x. Floor(3.5, 2) returns 2
Floor(-3.5, 2) returns -4
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Round (Duration x, Duration y) Duration Returns the multiple of the duration y which is nearest the duration x. Round(Days(3.5), Days(2)) returns Days(4)
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Round (Number x) Number Returns the nearest integer to the number x. The fraction .5 rounds up to the next greater integer. Round(3.2) = 3
Round(3.5) = 4
Round(3.7) = 4
Round(-3.4) = -3
Round(-3.5) = -3
Round(-3.7) = -4
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Round (Number x, Number y) Number Returns the multiple of y which is nearest to x.

You may notice small discrepancies when you use this function with floating point numbers.  For example, Round(37.785,0.01) returns 37.78 instead of 37.79. This is not a QuickBase-specific issue; the discrepancies happen because some floating point numbers cannot be represented exactly in the binary format required by computers and are instead approximated.
Round(3.12345, .01) returns 3.12
Round(3.6, 2) returns 4
Round(-3.6, 2) returns -4
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Aggregation  (10 Functions) 
Average (Date d, ...) Date Returns the average of all the arguments (except any null values). Average(ToDate("1/1/2000"), ToDate("1/3/2000")) returns the date 1/2/2000 More examples
Average (Date/Time t, ...) Date/Time Returns the average of all the arguments (except any null values). average([Actual Finish], [Planned Finish]) More examples
Average (Duration d, ...) Duration Returns the average of all the arguments (except any null values). Average(Days(1), Days(3)) returns 2 days More examples
Average (Number n, ...) Number Returns the average of all the arguments (except any null values). Average(12, 6, null) returns 9

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Average (TimeOfDay t, ...) TimeOfDay Returns the average of all the arguments (except any null values). Average([Mon Start Time], [Tues Start Time], [Wed Start Time]) returns the average of all three start times. More examples
Count (<any> x, ...) Number Counts the number of non-null arguments. For Text arguments, non-blanks are counted. For Boolean arguments, trues are counted.

This function can also be used in the context of a Summary report where it will count the # of Non-null records for each grouping, if used to specify the field to check in a Calculated Column.
Count ("", "abc", true, false, 53) returns 3

For the Summary Report example, a formula might look something like this:

Count([Field])

This might be used if the customer were trying to determine - within the Summary Report groups - how many of these records had a value in [Field]
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Max (<any> x, <any> y, ...) <same type as x and y> This function can take 2 or more arguments of any data type, as long as they are all the same type. The result is the same data type as the arguments. Null values are ignored.

For Numbers, returns the argument that is greatest.
For Text, returns the argument that sorts last alphabetically.
For Durations, returns the argument that is longest.
For Dates returns the argument that is latest.
For Date/Time, returns the argument that is latest.
For TimeOfDays, returns the argument that is latest.
For Booleans returns the argument that is largest, treating false as less than true.
Max (Days(2), Weeks(1)) returns 1 week
Max (10, 20, 30, 40) returns 40
Max (10, null, 30) returns 30
Max (null, null, null) returns null
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Min (<any> x, <any> y, ...) <same type as x and y> This function can take 2 or more arguments of any data type, as long as they are all the same type. The result is the same data type as the arguments.  Null values are ignored.

For Numbers, returns the argument that is least.
For Text, returns the argument that sorts first alphabetically.
For Durations, returns the argument that is shortest.
For Dates returns the argument that is earliest.
For Date/Time, returns the argument that is earliest.
For TimeOfDays, returns the argument that is earliest.
For Booleans returns the argument that is smallest, treating false as less than true.
Min (10, 20, 30, 40) returns 10
Min ([Date1], [Date2]) returns whichever date field's value is earlier
Min (Days(2), Weeks(1)) returns 2 days
in (10, null, 30) returns 10
Min (null, null, null) returns null
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Sum (Duration d, ...) Duration Returns the sum of the non-null arguments. Sum(Days(1), Weeks(2), Days(2)) returns 17 days More examples
Sum (Number n, ...) Number Returns the sum of the non-null arguments. Sum(12.50, 0.5, null, 3) returns 16 More examples
Null Handling  (8 Functions) 
IsNull (<any> x) Boolean Null means that a field's value is undefined. In other words, no one has entered any data in that particular field. It's empty. Its value is null.

The result of this function is true if x is null, otherwise false. The argument x may be of any data type (except text or boolean).
IsNull([Start Date]) returns true if the field named Start Date is undefined or empty.
IsNull(3.4) returns false
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Nz (Date x, Date y) Date This function returns x if x is not null. If it is null, it returns the alternate value y instead.

Null means that a field's value is undefined. In other words, no one has entered any data in that particular field. It's empty. Its value is null.
Nz([Actual Finish Date], [Estimated Finish Date]) returns the value in the Actual Finish Date field, if it exists. If the Actual Finish Date field is empty, this formula returns the date in the Estimated Finish Date field. More examples
Nz (Date/Time x, Date/Time y) Date/Time This function returns x if x is not null. If it is null, it returns the alternate value y instead.

Null means that a field's value is undefined. In other words, no one has entered any data in that particular field. It's empty. Its value is null.
Nz([Timestamp of Request], [Date Created]) returns the value from the Timestamp of Request field, if it exists. If there is no value in that field, this formula returns the value from the Date Created field instead. More examples
Nz (Duration d) Duration This function returns d if d is not null.  If it is null, it returns a 0-length duration instead. 

An undefined or empty field is "null." Null values don't work in calculations, which is where the Nz() function comes in handy. When Nz() finds a null, it sees it as a zero. So, if you want to perform calculations on a field that may include a null, use the Nz function.
Nz([Actual Duration]) + Nz([Actual Duration 1]) +  Nz([Actual Duration 2]) returns the totals of values in all these duration fields. More examples
Nz (Duration x, Duration y) Duration This function returns x if x is not null. If it is null, it returns the alternate value y instead.

Null means that a field's value is undefined. In other words, no one has entered any data in that particular field. It's empty. Its value is null.
Nz([Length of Project], [Estimated Length of Project] returns the value in the Length of Project field, if it exists. If there is no value in the Length of Project field, this formula returns the value in the Estimated Length of Project field. More examples
Nz (Number x) Number This function returns x if x is not null.  If it is null, it returns 0 instead. 

An undefined or empty field is "null." Null values don't work in numeric calculations, which is where the Nz() function comes in handy. When Nz() finds a null, it sees it as a zero. So, if you want to perform calculations on a field that may include a null, use the Nz function.
Nz(4) returns 4
Nz(0) returns 0
Nz(null) returns 0
Nz([Mon]) + Nz([Tues] + Nz([Wed]) + Nz([Thurs]) + Nz([Fri]) returns the total of all numbers found in these day of the week fields. If a field is empty, Nz() reads it as a zero.
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Nz (Number x, Number y) Number This function returns x if x is not null. If it is null, it returns the alternate value y instead.

Null means that a field's value is undefined. In other words, no one has entered any data in that particular field. It's empty. Its value is null.
Nz(34, 100) returns 34
Nz(null, 100) returns 100
Nz([Final Sales Price], [Price Quote]) returns the value in the Final Sales Price field, if it exists. If Final Sales Price is empty (null), then this example returns the value in the Price Quote field.
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Nz (TimeOfDay x, TimeOfDay y) TimeOfDay This function returns x if x is not null. If it is null, it returns the alternate value y instead.

Null means that a field's value is undefined. In other words, no one has entered any data in that particular field. It's empty. Its value is null.
Nz([Finish Time], [Closing Time]) returns the value in the Finish Time field, if it exists. If there is no value in the Finish Time field, this formula returns the value in the Closing Time field. More examples
Special  (16 Functions) 
Case (<any> x, <any> val1, <any> result1, ..., <any> else-result) <same type as result1> Case() is a variation of the If() function. If you want to test many conditions against a single field, use the Case() function instead of the If() function. 

QuickBase evaluates the value x and compares it to each of the values that follow (val1 and so on) sequentially. If the value X matches any value, QuickBase returns the corresponding result which lives behind the comma following the matched value. If value x is not equal to any of the values, QuickBase returns the else-result at the end of the formula.

The else-result is optional. If omitted, QuickBase assumes it's null (empty). 

The value x may be of any data type, but all of the values must be of the same type as x.  
 
Case([Grade], "A", 100, "B", 90, null)

This formula says: If the value in the Grade field is A, then return 100. If the value in the Grade field is B, then return 90. Otherwise, return nothing (null).

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Dbid () Text Returns a Text value containing the database ID of a table. Dbid() in this database returns "6ewwzuuj" More examples
If (Boolean condition1, <any> result1, ..., <any> else-result) <same type as result1> If condition1 is true, returns result1, otherwise returns else-result. 

You can include additional condition/result pairs before the final else-result (as in the first example).  QuickBase evaluates the conditions in sequence until one is found to be true, and then the corresponding result is returned.

The else-result is optional. If omitted, QuickBase assumes it's null (or empty - a blank).

All conditions must be of type Boolean (return a true or a false). Results may be of any type, but they must all be the same type.
If([Grade]="A", 100, [Grade]="B", 90)

This formula says: if the value in the Grade field is A, then return 100. If the value in the Grade field is B, then return 90.

IF([Order Complete]=TRUE, [Subtotal] + [Tax], null)

This formula says: If the Order Complete checkbox is on, then add the value in the subtotal field to the value in the tax field and display it. If not, then leave the field empty (or null).

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Includes (UserList ul, UserList ul1,UserList ul2 ..) Boolean This function takes 2 or more list-user field types as arguments and returns true if  the contents of all the the arguments together, except for the first, are included in the contents of first argument; false otherwise. Includes ([Assigned To] , [Manager], [Employee])

This will return true if all the users in the Manager field and Employee field are selected for Assigned To field.
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IsUserEmail (Text x) Boolean Returns true if x is the email address of the current user. IsUserEmail("john_smith@example.com") would return true if John Smith were accessing the table containing the formula field. More examples
ToUser (Text t) User Converts a user name or e-mail address to a user value. A "user" is an individual with whom you've shared your application. You'd translate something like an e-mail address into a user value so that QuickBase recognizes the user. When you do so, you can take advantage of user fields to design permissions and/or views. For example, show a user only those tasks that have been assigned to her. ToUser([Email Address]) takes the values in the Email Address field and returns their corresponding user values.
ToUser("jsmith") returns the user with the user name "jsmith". 
ToUser("jsmith@example.com") returns the user possessing that e-mail address.  
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ToUserList (User u ..) UserList Concatenates the contents of one or more user type fields into a user list field type. A "user" is an individual with whom you've shared your application. You'd translate something like an e-mail address into a user value so that QuickBase recognizes the user. When  you do so, you can take advantage of user fields to design permissions and/or views. For example, show a user only those tasks that have been assigned to her. 

Note: This field is of type List-User and therefore exercises the limit of 10 entries. If the resulting value of this field in a record exceeds the maximum entries allowed the resulting value will be set to blank.
ToUserList([Sales Manager], [Business Manager]) takes the values in the Sales Manager field and Business Manager field and returns the combined value into another field.
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ToUserList (UserList ul ..) UserList Concatenates  contents of 1 or more list-user field types into the returning field. A "user" is an individual with whom you've shared your application. You'd translate something like an e-mail address into a user value so that QuickBase recognizes the user. When you do so, you can take advantage of user fields to design permissions and/or views. For example, show a user only those tasks that have been assigned to her. 

Note: This field is of type List-User and therefore exercises the limit of 10 entries. If the resulting value of this field in a record exceeds the maximum entries allowed the resulting value will be set to blank.
ToUserList([Sales Managers], [Business Managers]) takes the values in the Sales Manager field and Business Manager field and returns the combined value into another field.
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URLRoot () Text Returns the first part of the URL used to access QuickBase, including the protocol and the site name. URLRoot() returns "https://www.quickbase.com/" More examples
User () User Returns the user currently accessing the database. 

With this function you can create a view that selects only the records modified by the user who is currently viewing the database.
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UserListToEmails (UserList ul) text Returns a semi-colon separated list of email addresses for all the users selected on the User List field.

This function won't work for users who have hidden their e-mail address by choosing a screen name.
UserListToEmails([Assigned To]) returns the semi-colon separated list of email addresses of the QuickBase users who are part of Assigned To field for a record. More examples
UserListToNames (UserList ul) text Returns a semi-colon separated list of the users' full names, first name first. UserListToNames([Volunteers]) returns the full names of the users listed in the Volunteers field. More examples
UserListToNames (UserList ul, Text format) text Returns a semi-colon separated list of users' full names. Specify text format by including "FF" to return the full names with the first name first. Or, include "LF" to return the full names with the last name first. UserListToNames([Volunteers], "LF"), returns "Smith, Michael; Jones, Nancy" where the Volunteers are the users Michael Smith and Nancy Jones. More examples
UserToEmail (User x) Text Returns the user's e-mail address.

This function won't work for users who have hidden their e-mail address.
UserToEmail([Last Modified By]) returns the email address of the QuickBase user who last modified a record. More examples
UserToName (User x) Text Returns the user's full name, first name first. UserToName([Record Owner]) returns the full name of the user listed in the Record Owner field. 

Use this function to turn a user name into a full name. For example: 

UserToName(ToUser("bboop")) might return "Betty Boop". 
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UserToName (User x, Text format) Text Returns a given user's full name. Specify text format by including "FF" to return the full name with the first name first. Or, include "LF" to return the full name with the last name first. UserToName([Record Owner], "LF"), returns "Smith, Michael" where the record owner is the user Michael Smith. More examples

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