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I want to create a field for displaying a 90 day period date before the time of renewal.

This date will be displayed to remind me to send out a notice to a client and will be based on the actual renewal date field.

Can anyone please provide some insight into creating such a field.

Also, I will be creating a similar data field that will be based on 30 Days after the 90 day notice that I send out.

Thank you in advance...


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