Learn how to use the Podio calculation field with SmartGantt!
Calculation fields are useful if you wish to pull dates from a related apps, automatically set duration, or simply show the date in a particular format.
We can use Calculation fields with SmartGantt in several ways, to help you customise your Podio workspace even more!
Here is a list of tutorials that will help you achieve some nifty features:
Pull Dates from related apps
If you have used a Relationship field in your app for referencing another app, and you want to pull a Date from the second app.
Make parent item last as long as all its child items
Pull dates from related items, and automatically set the duration of the parent item to be the whole length of its related items.
Create a Date field by using Number fields
To merge several Number fields into one date field with a Calculation field, and use this as the Start or End date in your SmartGantt chart!
Create a Date field from Text fields
To merge several Text fields into one date field with a Calculation field, and use this as the Start or End date in your SmartGantt chart!
Note: in order to use Calculation fields as Date fields in SmartGantt, you need two separate fields for Start and End date in your Podio app, (or else the duration will not be recognised).
Please visit http://bendixkiel.org/tutorial/ for more calculation tutorials for your Podio workspace!