Customize the close date in deals


When you create a deal, there is a default close date (end of current month). Every month, we have to postpone the close date of our deals to the next month.

In our industry, the time to close is more around 80 to 90 days. The deal forecast will be more accurate with a close date set 2 or 3 months after the create date. close_date.png




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Agreed! A lot of users could benefit from having the close date set to a default number of days once the deal is created. 

Occasional Contributor

+1, it is the sad that we are still waiting for such a simple feature.

New Contributor

+1, I understand why it's better to have a deal close date on all deals, but for some pipelines with extremely long deal close times it's just irritating.

New Contributor

+1 Please make the default close date configurable OR at least  change the default behaviour of the close date on deal creation such that its empty to begin with. This is creating lot of confusion while creating new deals and we have to manually clear it everytime. 

Occasional Contributor

Hi I also need to change the default close date to the day of creation of the contact, does anybody know if this feature is already available for us?


This would likely be defined at a "record type" level, as it is called in Salesforce.

New Contributor



we do have the same problem and we solved it with a workaround.

You can use the hubspot workflows functionality in order to set the "close date" property to en empty value when creating a deal.

So, if you would like have this functionality set active from e.g. today onwards, you need to define a deal workflow as shown in the pictures below:


workflwo_-Empty _Close Date_ when creating new deals _ HubSpot.pngworkflow - actions

workflwo_-Empty _Close Date_ when creating new deals _supps HubSpot.pngworkflow - suppressions


Hope this could suit your needs.

Pleaes also check before setting this workflow active, if non of your old deals are affected.


New Contributor

Hubspo definitely needs to change ouw DATE CLOSE works.

Regular Contributor



if in the set close date workflow property there was an option like x days in the future in addition to the date of step and a static date that would work as well... 

Occasional Contributor

I have this issue too!