Date Range Field

Add start and end dates to records to build timelines

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Written by Jon Darbyshire
Updated over a week ago

The Date Range field captures start and end dates and is essential in using Timeline View. Time values can be added as needed.

Note: Date Range fields are always going to have Start and End Dates. If you enter just a Start date and no End date, the Start date value will be applied automatically to the End date and visa versa.

Adding a Date Range field

From Grid View

Click the + menu icon after the last column header or open the Column Menu by clicking on a column header's dropdown icon and then select "Add Field to the Right."

Select "Date Range," and a window will open to configure the field. You can search the name for a quick find.

From Record View

The fastest way to add a field from an open Record View to is simply click the + sign next to a current field to add a new field below.

See a Date Range field being added in Edit Record View below:

Customizing the field

Solution Managers can select Short, Standard, Long, or Pill (default) display when configuring Date Range fields.

Display Formats





Solution Managers have the option to make this field entry required.

Check out quick articles on Setting Default Field Values and Adding Help Text to fields.

Use Date Range Fields to Power Timeline View

Date Range fields can be used to unlock one of the most powerful visualization features in SmartSuite - Timeline View. Map project workstreams and track initiatives.

Use Start or End Dates in the Saved View Toolbar Controls

You have the ability to choose the Start or End Date when using the Sort, Filter, Group, and Spotlight elements in the Saved View Toolbar.

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