I would like to enter a date (as active or inactive timestamps) in column 1 ( eg [2020-02-02 Sun] ) and a number of days in column 2 ( eg as 5d for 5 days) and then let something like:

#+TBLFM: $3=$1+$2

calculate the resulting date after adding the days of column 2 to the date in column one. What I get as a result in column 3 is

 [2020-02-02 Sun] + 5 d

Any idea how I can get instead someting like

[2020-02-07 Fri]

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Sorry I found my mistake. Just putting 5 instead of 5d into column 2 does the trick. Please delete my question if you like.

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