Date entry shortcuts in Xero

Learn the date shortcuts you can use when entering sales invoices, bills, journals and other transactions in Xero, and due date shortcuts when entering invoices and bills.

Today's date and future date entry shortcuts

ShortcutShortcut key(s)Date fieldsDue date fieldsExamples
Today's dateTab
t
Image of a green checkmark.Image of a green checkmark. 
Tomorrow's datetomImage of a green checkmark.Image of a green checkmark. 
Day in the next weeknext [day]Image of a green checkmark.Image of a green checkmark.If today is Monday, using shortcut: next fri enters the date of the next Friday
Next week (7 days from today)next wImage of a green checkmark.Image of a green checkmark. 
Next month (today's date, next month)next mImage of a green checkmark.Image of a green checkmark. 
Next year (today's date, next year)next yImage of a green checkmark.Image of a green checkmark. 
Any month after today's date (today's date, for that month)next [month]Image of a green checkmark.Image of a green checkmark.If today is October 20, 2012, using shortcut: next sep enters September 20, 2013
Date in current month[number]Image of a green checkmark.Image of a green checkmark.Enter 21 for 21st of current month
Date in a month[number]/[month]
[number]-[month]
[month]/[number]
[month]-[number]
Image of a green checkmark.Image of a green checkmark.Enter 1/oct or oct/1 for October 1
Enter 1-oct or oct-1 for October 1
Enter 3/12 for Mar 12**
First of any month in any year[month]/[year]
[month]-[year]
Image of a green checkmark.Image of a green checkmark.Enter July/2012 or July-2012 for July 1, 2012
A date next month*[number] Image of a green checkmark.If today is October 20, 2012, using shortcut: *12 enters November 12, 2012
Days after today's date
Days after the invoice or bill date
+[number]
+[number]d
Image of a green checkmark.Image of a green checkmark.In the date field, enter +2 or +2d for 2 days after today's date
In the due date field, enter +2 or +2d for 2 days after the invoice or bill date
Weeks after today's date
Weeks after the invoice or bill date
+[number]wImage of a green checkmark.Image of a green checkmark. 
Months after today's date
Months after the invoice or bill date
+[number]mImage of a green checkmark.Image of a green checkmark.In the date field, enter +1m for 1 month after today's date
In the due date field, enter +1m for 1 month after the invoice or bill date
Years after today's date
Years after the invoice or bill date
+[number]yImage of a green checkmark.Image of a green checkmark. 

** Available if you selected United States as your user profile location.

Past date entry shortcuts

ShortcutShortcut key(s)Date fieldsDue date fieldsExamples
Yesterday's dateyesImage of a green checkmark.Image of a green checkmark.Enter yes for yesterday's date
Last week (7 days ago)last wImage of a green checkmark.Enter last w for 7 days before today's date
Last month (same date, previous month)last mImage of a green checkmark.Image of a green checkmark.
Last year (same date, last year)last y
past y
Image of a green checkmark.Image of a green checkmark.
Day in the last or past weeklast [day]
past [day]
Image of a green checkmark.Image of a green checkmark.If today is Monday, using shortcut: last fri enters the date of last Friday
If today is Monday, using shortcut: past fri enters the date of last Friday
Day in the last or past monthlast [month]
past [month]
Image of a green checkmark.Image of a green checkmark.
Date in current month[number]Image of a green checkmark.Image of a green checkmark.Enter 21 for 21st of current month
Date in a month[number]/[month]
[number]-[month]
[month]/[number]
[month]-[number]
Image of a green checkmark.Image of a green checkmark.Enter 1/oct or oct/1 for October 1
Enter 1-oct or oct-1 for October 1
Enter 3/12 for Mar 12**
First of any month in any year[month]/[year]
[month]-[year]
Image of a green checkmark.Image of a green checkmark.Enter July/2012 or July-2012 for July 1, 2012
Days before today's date-[number]
-[number]d
Image of a green checkmark.Enter -2 for 2 days before today's date
Enter -2d for 2 days before today's date
Weeks before today's date-[number]wImage of a green checkmark.Enter -1w for 1 week before today's date
Months before today's date-[number]mImage of a green checkmark.
Years before today's date-[number]yImage of a green checkmark.

** Available if you selected United States as your user profile location.