Friday Feature - Into the Future or Into the Past: It's Easy

This week marks a special occasion for me: I showed Terri something new. Amazing!  We were talking about searching for ranges and I mentioned that you can search for an open-ended range. Literally, everything from this day forward, or, conversely, everything from this day back.

Finding all requisitions after a certain date
Finding all requisitions after a certain date

For example, say you want to find all requisitions on or after March 1 of this year. All you have to enter in the date field on the search form is "3/1.." What a time saver! Check it out.

As you can see, I didn't have to enter an "end" date, nor did I have to enter a year. Escape Online is so smart, it knew I meant this year and the dot-dot (..) told it that I meant until right now.

Finding all employees hired before a certain date
Finding all employees hired before a certain date

If I pressed GO, I would get a list of every requisition that has a requisition date of March 1 until TODAY.

And the really cool thing about the dot-dot trick is that it can go backwards too.

Very tricky!

For example, say you want to find all employees hired on or before March 1 of this year. All you have to do is put the dot-dot first. Like you see here.

If I pressed GO, I would get a list of every employee that was hired on March 1 or before.

While it is always exciting to show something new to a colleague, it is even more exciting to have such great keyboard shortcuts!