Datepicker Defaults - Feature Request

Hi everyone!

It would be very comfortable if we could have some defaults every time a date needs to be selected. Particularly in reports. Something like:

  • This month
  • Last Month
  • This Year
  • Last Year
  • 2019
  • 2020


What are your thoughts? Thanks in advance


I can see value in being able to define relative dates for reports. A possible generic solution is to support relative date periods using a format something like

RelativeDate = BaseDate +/- X months +/- Y days

Where BaseDate (a drop down list) can be

  • Today
  • Start week
  • Start Month
  • Start financial year (a new Manager business parameter)
  • Start of period (when specifying end of the period)

With month adjustments to achieve

  • Year = 12 months
  • Semester = 6 months
  • Quarter = 3 months

Day adjustments to achieve

  • Fortnight = 14 days
  • Week = 7 days
  • Last day month = First day next month - 1

I’m less sure of their value in one off date specification as the date picker works well for that


Hello @Patch, thank you for the quick reply!

I agree with your suggestions. There is only one thing I didn’t understand, what do you mean with:

Thank you!

When entering a specific date, the date picker works well. Some applications allow other relative dates, not just “today” however I’m not convinced Manager would benefit from enhanced relative date capabilities for that application. Shown below for entering a date in a receipt
Date picker

Got it! Yes. I agree with what you say. It would be more comfortable. Thanks for the input!