year
Learn how to use the year function in Notion formulas.
The year() function returns an integer (number) that corresponds to the year of its date argument.
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year(date)
year() (and its sibling functions minute, hour, day, date, and month) is useful for manipulating dates within Notion formulas.

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year(now()) // Output: 2022 (When now() = June 24, 2022)
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// Assume a propety called Date with a current date of June 24, 2022
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year(prop("Date")) // Output: 2022
year() can be used with other functions such as dateSubtract to change the value of a date, like so:
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// Assume the value of now() is June 24, 2022
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dateSubtract(now(), 10, "years")
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// Output: June 24, 2012
You can take this concept even further to โ€œhard-codeโ€ any date into a Notion formula. See the section on Hard-Coding Dates into Formulas within the now article for more on how to do this.

The now formula example shows how to โ€œhard-codeโ€ a date into a Notion formula without a specific year. The example database below does the same thing, except it allows you to specify a year using a Number property.

year
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// Compressed
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dateAdd(dateAdd(dateAdd(dateSubtract(dateSubtract(dateSubtract(dateSubtract(dateSubtract(now(), minute(now()), "minutes"), hour(now()), "hours"), date(now()) - 1, "days"), month(now()), "months"), year(now()), "years"), toNumber(replace(replace(replace(replace(replace(replace(replace(replace(replace(replace(replace(replace(prop("Month"), "January", "0"), "February", "1"), "March", "2"), "April", "3"), "May", "4"), "June", "5"), "July", "6"), "August", "7"), "September", "8"), "October", "9"), "November", "10"), "December", "11")), "months"), prop("Day") - 1, "days"), prop("Year"), "years")
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// Expanded
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dateAdd(
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dateAdd(
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dateAdd(
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dateSubtract(
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dateSubtract(
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dateSubtract(
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dateSubtract(
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dateSubtract(
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now(),
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minute(
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now()
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),
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"minutes"
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),
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hour(
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now()
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),
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"hours"
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),
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date(
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now()
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) - 1,
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"days"
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),
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month(
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now()
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),
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"months"
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),
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year(
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now()
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),
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"years"
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),
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toNumber(
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replace(
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replace(
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replace(
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replace(
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replace(
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replace(
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replace(
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replace(
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replace(
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replace(
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replace(
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replace(
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prop("Month"),
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"January",
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"0"
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),
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"February",
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"1"
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),
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"March",
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"2"
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),
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"April",
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"3"
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),
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"May",
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"4"
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),
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"June",
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"5"
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),
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"July",
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"6"
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),
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"August",
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"7"
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),
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"September",
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"8"
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),
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"October",
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"9"
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),
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"November",
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"10"
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),
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"December",
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"11"
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)
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),
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"months"
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),
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prop("Day")-1,
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"days"
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),
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prop("Year"),
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"years"
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)
This formula works the same way as the formula in the now article, except we're now adding one extra instance of dateAdd and dateSubtract. These final instances:
  • Use year() to take the current year and set it to 0.
  • Then add the specified year in the Year property.

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