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Dont understand significance of annual event field

Copper Contributor
Posts: 6
Country: United States

Dont understand significance of annual event field

What is the signficance of annual event field?  There seems to be some disappointment that it is not available for companies. I dont understand why you cant setup a date as a charactor field.  Or in the example of a contract or insurance expiration, just setup a field as charactor and use months.  What special function does annual event field offer?
Platinum Elite Contributor
Posts: 6,652
Country: USA

Re: Dont understand significance of annual event field

The annual event fields ignore the year. Very good for finding everyone with a birthday within a month, regardless of the year they were born. 

 

The main reason not to use a character field is that you can't do date range queries on a character field. 

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