This function will be deprecated in a future release, so use it with caution.
However, it is still supported for existing expressions, so it has not been removed from the application. Editing an expression using this function can cause an error message to appear.
Instead of this function, use BeginningOfYear.
Returns the local date and time for a date that was a certain number of years ago, based on the local time of the current session.
For a description of the business object categories, see Notes on "Enabled For".
|Business Object Category||Yes/No|
|Business Rules: Before-Save Rules||Yes|
|Business Rules: Calculation Rules (After Save, with or without Also Recalculate on Load)||Yes|
|Business Rules: Calculation Rules (Before Save or Always, without Also Recalculate On Load)||Yes|
|Business Rules: Calculation Rules (Before Save or Always, with Recalculate On Load)||Yes|
|Business Rules: Editing Rules||Yes1|
|Business Rules: Initialization Rules||Yes|
|Business Rules: Read Only Rules||No|
|Business Rules: Required Rules||Yes1|
|Business Rules: Validation Rules||Yes1|
|Quick Actions (except UI Quick Actions)||Yes|
|UI Quick Actions||No|
|Search/Dashboard without field references||Yes|
|Search/Dashboard with field references||Yes|
|1. Except when this field appears on a form or is triggered by such a field.|
The number of years to go back.
If you enter a negative number, the function returns the local date and time for a date that is a certain number of years in the future, based on the local time of the current session.
If the application has to display the return value, it implicitly converts it to text, thereby allowing the display format to change depending on your culture code. See Available Languages and Cultures for a list of the culture codes used by Neurons for ITSM.
If today is April 10, 2014, this function returns the DateTime value for April 10, 2011.