Gets and sets the work date for the current session.

[WorkDate]:= WORKDATE([NewDate])



Type: Date

The new work date you want to set.

Property Value/Return Value

Type: Date

The current work date.


If you do not set a value for the NewDate parameter, then the function returns the work date that is specified by the Set Work Date option on the Application menu Application Menu button in menu bar in the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client. If there is no work date selected, then the current system date is returned.

To set the work date to follow the calendar day so that the work date is always the current date, set NewDate to TODAY or 0D. If you explicitly set NewDate to the current date, then the work date will also follow the calendar day.


This example shows how to use the WORKDATE function. This example requires that you create the following text constant in the C/AL Globals window.

Name ConstValue


The work date is: %1

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The first line of code sets the work date to January 1, 2014. In the second line of code, the WORKDATE function returns the current work date. On a computer that has the regional format set to English (United States), the message window displays the following:

The work date is: 01/01/14

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