Can save date time, but not Date formatted as....?

Why can’t I save my date by the format m/d/yr?? I don’t understand why this would need more params.

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and here’s the date type info:
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I don’t think it really matters does it? Can you not just display it in the correct way when you want to retrieve it later? Or am I missing something that makes this not work for you.

I want to check if today date day is greater than the day stored. 2/17/2020 is greater than 2/16/2020.


2/16/2020 12pm is greater than 2/16/2020 9am which doesn’t work for my case.

A date :formatted as… is no longer a date. In most cases, it’s a string (text). Don’t save dates that way.

For a good overview of dates - what they are, what the represent, and the differences between date construction and date formatting, see:

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Ahhhhhhhhh got it! Many thanks.

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