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Power_Aissam
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Adding days to an existing date field using flow

Hi,

I am trying to build a flow for a task list that recreate the tasks based on a specific frequency. I have tasks that are weekly, monthly, and so on. Since the tasks don't change, my flow just takes the existing tasks and recreate them while setting the status field to outstanding and adding, for example, 7 days to the due date for a weekly task. In the images you can see that I am telling my flow to filter for only items that are created in the past 7 days to avoid  recreating the same task more than once, since the same task gets recreated every week but just with a different due date. However, I can't seem to be able to find an addDays formula that works for this specific case and tried all the solutions given to similar cases online. I think this might be due to using the Get Items action which limits the dynamic fields available to insert in the addDays formula, but I don't know any work around. I would appreciate any help!

Thanks in advance,

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Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: Adding days to an existing date field using flow

Hi @Power_Aissam ,

 

Does your problem still exists?

I afraid that there are some items' DueDateW column value is null, please re-check the column's value in the list.

Also you could add a Check inside your Condition as below:

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Best regards,

Alice       

 

Community Support Team _ Alice Zhang
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Dual Super User
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Re: Adding days to an existing date field using flow

Hi @Power_Aissam 

 

You can try using this expression:

addDays(items('Apply_to_each')?['DueDatew'],7)

Note: You can access the fields for the current item of the list by using the items(loopname)?['column name']. 

 

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Power_Aissam
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Re: Adding days to an existing date field using flow

Hi @yashag2255 

Thanks for your reply. I keep getting this error message even if I changed the column type of DueDateW to date & time. It is quite frustrating. I would apprecite your insights.

 

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Dual Super User
Dual Super User

Re: Adding days to an existing date field using flow

Hi @Power_Aissam 

 

Can you confirm that there is data in the DueDatew field in SP? The error states that this field is null (has no value/inputs stored)

Power_Aissam
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Re: Adding days to an existing date field using flow

Hi @yashag2255 ,

 

Yes, there is no null value and that's why I am confused with this error message. 

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Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: Adding days to an existing date field using flow

Hi @Power_Aissam ,

 

Does your problem still exists?

I afraid that there are some items' DueDateW column value is null, please re-check the column's value in the list.

Also you could add a Check inside your Condition as below:

1.png

 

 

 

Best regards,

Alice       

 

Community Support Team _ Alice Zhang
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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