HubSpot Ideas

Achagnon1

Having a dynamic 'today' field in the 'Time between' feature

I'm in the process of setting up calculated properties to use the new "time between" feature in reporting, and realized that, in the 'time between' calculations for properties, I'd like to have access to the option 'today,' which would be a dynamic date set as the value of today's date.

That would allow me to track dynamically how long has it been since a deal has been created ('today' minus 'create date' = how far along we are in the sales cycle up till now). 

100 Replies
Bausbrooks
Participant

This would be such a game-changing feature. 

Currently trying to calculate the time left on a trial/subscription for each user and this is impossible without the bloated and mistake-ridden workarounds.

slvale2
Participant

Yes, please add this!

LMcFarlane
Member

This field is essential, please add

mitch8
Member

Hi all,

 

This is way more confusing that it should be!

 

It's baffling how we cannot report based on a date field matching the date of 'Today'.

 

I'm trying to build a workflow that will trigger when a customer returns a vehicle. 'Return date' is the property. Is anyone able to simplify how i can use the 'Return date' to kick start my workflow? I'd massively appreciate it!

 

I'd even be happy for it to trigger based on it being 1 day out as I'd be able to put a delay in to compensate this.

 

All the best 👍

MValleskey
Member

You can do this, to get you by, but yes this needs to be added: https://community.hubspot.com/t5/CRM/How-to-create-a-Today-s-date-date-property/td-p/389836

skhristich
Member

Is there any arrival date when this will be implemented?

JoeGlenn
Member
Our company uses HubSpot and we like it. Their customer service on the
phone has always been excellent. But they seem to have just ignored all of
us on this topic. I've not even seen one response or update from HubSpot.
Maybe I missed it?
RandyPeterson
Participant

Please add this.

DimitriAntoniou
Member

YES THIS! This would unlock so much value in viewing how long someone has been in their current stage!

LYu
Member

Please add this.

BJansen11
Member

Please, add this. It can't take too long to implement TODAY feature. It's essential to our analysis.

DReyes815
Member

Echoing this idea - it's sorely needed for reporting and making use of the "Time Between" equation. Doesn't make it possible to create our own Days since _________ kind of properties

MGan
HubSpot Employee

I've seen this requested by several customers. A today's date property is sorely needed. There is a workaround https://community.hubspot.com/t5/CRM/How-to-create-a-Today-s-date-date-property/td-p/389836 but it's added friction for our customer's exeprience!

SGross27
Participant | Elite Partner

Upvoted!

 

Thanks for the workaround, too

TmurphyParspec
Member

Any update on this? 

CMcLaird
Member

We are considering an option with custom code, which appears to be an action available to us in workflows. Using javascript, our intent is to create timestamp fields populated by our first custom javascript code, dumping the date and time to a field. The second will calculate the difference in minutes between two timestamps, excluding non-business hours. If anyone has any feedback on this idea, please share. Or if anyone has done this already, this group would likely benefit from anything you can share.

tmitch_sona
Participant

Almost two years on from adding my voice to requesting this essential functionality at my old company, it still appears to be nowhere near coming to fruitition so I'm posting again from my new company. PLEASE Hubspot - this should be really basic functionality 🙏

shajones
HubSpot Product Team

Hi folks,

I’m Shay Jones, the Product Manager on the CRM product team.

 

Thank you all for taking the time to submit, upvote, and comment on this Idea. We hear you loud and clear, and we agree that this functionality is important. We are currently evaluating if this Idea is feasible and, if so, how our team will implement it. 

 

Any news about this feature request will be relayed on this thread, so stay tuned!

-Shay

JoeGlenn
Member
Wow someone from HubSpot finally responded and acknowledged our request.

Thank you and please keep us advised.
mvdbree
Participant

@shajones Excellent to hear! Looking forward to an update.