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Smart units field in my form only displays in days. How can the value be interpreted as mentioned in smart units description?

  • 1.  Smart units field in my form only displays in days. How can the value be interpreted as mentioned in smart units description?

    Bronze
    Contributor
    Posted 07-17-2017 20:29


  • 2.  RE: Smart units field in my form only displays in days. How can the value be interpreted as mentioned in smart units description?

    Posted 07-18-2017 17:14
    I assume you're referring to this definition of Smart Units:
    The most appropriate format for the entered value. For example, "120 min" displays as 2 hours. "84 hrs" displays as 3.5 days. How smart is that?
    Source: http://help.quickbase.com/user-assistance/configure_duration_fields.html 

    So in your case, QB has determined that it makes the most sense to a user for the duration to be presented in days, as opposed to say hours.  If you would rather show duration in a larger unit, such as years, you would need to use a calculated field to convert the number of days between two dates into the number of years.


  • 3.  RE: Smart units field in my form only displays in days. How can the value be interpreted as mentioned in smart units description?

    Bronze
    Contributor
    Posted 07-18-2017 17:17
    Thanks, I found the answer. I wasn't entering the right input it seems.