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Timeline from two separate dates

One of my current client has a huge database with two separate date properties: “Contract Start Date” and “Contract End Date”. They told me they needed a timeline view, so I started looking for a formula that could merge these two dates into one timeframe.

Instead, I discovered something I didn’t know: you can create a timeline from two separate date properties! There’s no magic, it was hidden in plain sight.

Database settings → Layout → Separate start and end dates

Notion Timeline from two separate dates

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