I’m a police officer who is trying to lead my PD from the dark ages.
After taking a Motor Vehicle Report, I provided all the involved drivers a card that that states
- incident date
- report number
- date when a copy of the report can be picked up (10 business day after the incident date)
𝘏𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘸𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘯 𝘢 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘷𝘺 𝘥𝘶𝘵𝘺 𝘤𝘢𝘳𝘥 𝘪𝘴 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘦𝘧𝘧𝘪𝘤𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘯𝘰𝘳 𝘪𝘴 𝘪𝘵 𝘤𝘰𝘴𝘵-𝘦𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦.
I created and formatted a fillable form[^icj] that can be printed out using the printer in the Radio Car (𝑣𝑖𝑎 𝑡𝒉𝑒 𝑝𝑟𝑖𝑛𝑡𝑒𝑟 𝑡𝒉𝑎𝑡 𝑖𝑠 𝑢𝑠𝑒𝑑 𝑡𝑜 𝑝𝑟𝑖𝑛𝑡 𝑜𝑢𝑡 𝑎 𝑠𝑢𝑚𝑚𝑜𝑛𝑠).
I started to create a this shortcut that takes that will take the current Date and calculate what the date will be in 10 business days.
I assume I can do it with a bunch of “if” statement but it seemed to clunky.
then I figured it could be done using RegEx and “Match Text.” I just started to read “Mastering Regular Expression,” but I’m a slow reader and learner LOL.
Of course the OCD in me would love for the Shortcut to take into account federal holidays and adjust the output accordingly, but I wouldn’t even know how to do that. (Prob more “if” values)
Can someone help me with taking a date, add 10 business days to the input and return MM/dd/yyyy?
I work with Cops, and in my 17-year career, I have learned that change is difficult. However, if you can lessen the friction it is more likely that it will be adopted.