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# Day & Get(Current Date) calc

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## Day & Get(Current Date) calc

(OP)
Hi group,

I'm trying to put together a calculation that examines the current day and then appends the appropriate "st", "nd" or "rd" for some legalese stuff we're doing (e.g., "This 30th day of April 2007).  Problem is, it doesn't seem to evaluate the entire string and I can't quite figure out why. When I test the calc I get a result like "30st" when it should be "30th". Can anyone see where I'm doing something wrong here:

#### CODE

Case (

Day ( Get ( CurrentDate ) = 1); Day ( Get ( CurrentDate )) & "st";
Day ( Get ( CurrentDate ) = 2); Day ( Get ( CurrentDate )) & "nd";
Day ( Get ( CurrentDate ) = 3); Day ( Get ( CurrentDate )) & "st";
Day ( Get ( CurrentDate ) = 4); Day ( Get ( CurrentDate )) & "th";
Day ( Get ( CurrentDate ) = 5); Day ( Get ( CurrentDate )) & "th";
Day ( Get ( CurrentDate ) = 6); Day ( Get ( CurrentDate )) & "th";
Day ( Get ( CurrentDate ) = 7); Day ( Get ( CurrentDate )) & "th";
Day ( Get ( CurrentDate ) = 8); Day ( Get ( CurrentDate )) & "th";
Day ( Get ( CurrentDate ) = 9); Day ( Get ( CurrentDate )) & "th";
Day ( Get ( CurrentDate ) = 10); Day ( Get ( CurrentDate )) & "th";
Day ( Get ( CurrentDate ) = 11); Day ( Get ( CurrentDate )) & "th";
Day ( Get ( CurrentDate ) = 12); Day ( Get ( CurrentDate )) & "th";
Day ( Get ( CurrentDate ) = 13); Day ( Get ( CurrentDate )) & "th";
Day ( Get ( CurrentDate ) = 14); Day ( Get ( CurrentDate )) & "th";
Day ( Get ( CurrentDate ) = 15); Day ( Get ( CurrentDate )) & "th";
Day ( Get ( CurrentDate ) = 16); Day ( Get ( CurrentDate )) & "th";
Day ( Get ( CurrentDate ) = 17); Day ( Get ( CurrentDate )) & "th";
Day ( Get ( CurrentDate ) = 18); Day ( Get ( CurrentDate )) & "th";
Day ( Get ( CurrentDate ) = 19); Day ( Get ( CurrentDate )) & "th";
Day ( Get ( CurrentDate ) = 20); Day ( Get ( CurrentDate )) & "th";
Day ( Get ( CurrentDate ) = 21); Day ( Get ( CurrentDate )) & "st";
Day ( Get ( CurrentDate ) = 22); Day ( Get ( CurrentDate )) & "nd";
Day ( Get ( CurrentDate ) = 23); Day ( Get ( CurrentDate )) & "rd";
Day ( Get ( CurrentDate ) = 24); Day ( Get ( CurrentDate )) & "th";
Day ( Get ( CurrentDate ) = 25); Day ( Get ( CurrentDate )) & "th";
Day ( Get ( CurrentDate ) = 26); Day ( Get ( CurrentDate )) & "th";
Day ( Get ( CurrentDate ) = 27); Day ( Get ( CurrentDate )) & "th";
Day ( Get ( CurrentDate ) = 28); Day ( Get ( CurrentDate )) & "th";
Day ( Get ( CurrentDate ) = 29); Day ( Get ( CurrentDate )) & "th";
Day ( Get ( CurrentDate ) = 30); Day ( Get ( CurrentDate )) & "th";
Day ( Get ( CurrentDate ) = 31); Day ( Get ( CurrentDate )) & "st"

)

The field this applies to is c_day_append, and returns a text result.  Our people are working in a mixed FileMaker 8.5 and 9 environment.

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### RE: Day & Get(Current Date) calc

Cryogen,

I notice that your formula for day 3 is incorrect.  It will return 3st where it should be 3rd.

Is this maybe your only problem?

-Striker

### RE: Day & Get(Current Date) calc

(OP)
Thanks Striker.  I cross-posted this message on the FMP Technet site and got a great tip from one of the regulars there, Steve Harley.  This solves it for me:

#### CODE

Let (d = Day (Get (CurrentDate));
d &
Case (
(d = 1) or (d = 21) or (d = 31); "st";
(d = 2) or (d = 22); "nd";
(d = 3) or (d = 23); "rd";
"th"
)
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