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Building a flow to check that a document was updated today using modified date

Hi all

 

I'm trying to build a flow that will check if a document in Sharepoint was updated today.

I've used get file metadata to return the modified date but am struggling with any expression to compare this to today's date.  I know this is probably due to modified date using date/time or issues with the date format.

Here's what I've got at the moment but it generates an error.   Even if I could just compare day of week that would be fine.  
The overall aim is to check that a job that updates files every day has successfully run or not.

 

@not(equals(dayOfWeek(body('Get_file_metadata')?['LastModified']), dayofWeek(utcnow('dd-mm-yyyy'))))

 

Thanks for your help

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Re: Building a flow to check that a document was updated today using modified date

Hi IanROH,

 

I assume that you scenario should be using flow to check if the last modified date of the file is equal to today’s date. If not, send you an email or a notification.

 

Please try to use formateDateTime function to format the date format of last modified date and today’s date to the same.

 

I have created a flow to test this issue on my side. The function I am using for the Condition is:

@equals(formatDateTime(body('Get_file_metadata')?['LastModified'],'yyyy-MM-dd'),formatDateTime(utcnow(),'yyyy-MM-dd'))

 

Following picture is a screenshot of my flow configuration.

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Please take this for a reference. Hope it also works for you.

 

Please check more details about formatDateTime function at here:
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/logic-apps/logic-apps-workflow-definition-language

 

Best regards,
Mabel Mao

Community Support Team _ Mabel Mao
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Re: Building a flow to check that a document was updated today using modified date

The error message isi

 

Unable to process template language expressions for action 'Condition' at line '1' and column '2152': 'In function 'dayofWeek', the value provided for date time string '14-30-2017' was not valid. The datetime string must match ISO 8601 format.'.


Right now the modified date on the document is today's date so not sure where 14-30 is coming from!

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Re: Building a flow to check that a document was updated today using modified date

Hi IanROH,

 

I assume that you scenario should be using flow to check if the last modified date of the file is equal to today’s date. If not, send you an email or a notification.

 

Please try to use formateDateTime function to format the date format of last modified date and today’s date to the same.

 

I have created a flow to test this issue on my side. The function I am using for the Condition is:

@equals(formatDateTime(body('Get_file_metadata')?['LastModified'],'yyyy-MM-dd'),formatDateTime(utcnow(),'yyyy-MM-dd'))

 

Following picture is a screenshot of my flow configuration.

3.PNG

 

Please take this for a reference. Hope it also works for you.

 

Please check more details about formatDateTime function at here:
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/logic-apps/logic-apps-workflow-definition-language

 

Best regards,
Mabel Mao

Community Support Team _ Mabel Mao
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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Re: Building a flow to check that a document was updated today using modified date

Hi Mabel


That worked perfectly - thanks so much for your help with this!

 

I'm now using to check that our overnight interfaces have run correctly and to email the support team if not.

Best wishes
Ian

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