Advanced Find Before Today or Older Than Today

This is a very common user question since Microsoft CRM 1.0 – how to setup an Advanced Find view to display all the records filtered on a CRM entity’s date field (such as the Account’s Created On date) that is before today or older than today.  Dynamically and NOT hard coded the date via using the Advanced Find’s “ON or Before” date operator.

Since Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 (first available in Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online 2015 Update 1) – there are additional out of the box Advanced Find date operators such as Older Than X Minutes/Hours/Days/Weeks/Years…

This is wonderful – because by using the following two Advanced Find filter conditions on any entity’s date field will provide the list of all records Before Today or Older Than Today dynamically:

[Date Field] Older Than X Days = 1 OR [Date Field] Yesterday


We need the additional Yesterday filter because the Older Than X Days operator only accepts a value from 1 to 500 and doesn’t support 0.


Yay!  All out of the box.  No more need for XML hacking, external Excel transformation, custom reports, etc.


Contact me if you need some Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM Customer Engagement assistance.

Frank Lee, Microsoft Business Solutions MVP Dynamics 365 CRM
San Francisco Bay Area Silicon Valley Napa
Workopia, Inc. – Microsoft CRM Keeping it Simple!

About Microsoft Dynamics 365 / CRM

Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM/xRM specialist in San Francisco, CA, USA.  Awarded the Microsoft MVP Business Solutions (Dynamics 365/CRM) 12 consecutive times from 2006 to 2018. Actively involved with Microsoft Dynamics CRM implementations since Microsoft CRM v1.0 beta (2002). Super passionate about everything CRM, especially in the areas of Mobile and Cloud Computing, A.I., Digital Transformation, and Business Process Management (BPM).
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