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PraveenH
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Calculating Business days using flows

Am facing challenge in MS Flows .I need some help in calculating working days in backwards.  Assume given date as 7/1/2019( 1st July 2019) and days I want reduce is by 3. It should give back as 6/26/2019 result. It should ignore weekend days.

 

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v-bacao-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @PraveenH ,

 

Please Try the following method to get the expected Date.

  • Use Compose-Reduce to specify the date you want to subtract.
  • Configure the variable Date to specify the initial date and record Date. Number variable is used to control the loop.
  • Use dayOfWeek() function to exclude Saturday and Sunday, and if not, increment Number until Number is equal to the specified Compose-Reduce.

Image reference:

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Details of Do until:

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Details of Condition:

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Hope it helps.

 

Best Regards,

Community Support Team _ Barry
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Hey 

 

Thanks for responding 

 

The given solution is not working. followed the same steps in the  example it is returning me 2019-06-30 instead of 

2019-06-26.

 

can you suggest me where it might went wrong.

Hi @PraveenH ,

 

Could you please provide full screen shoot of Flow configuration?

 

This is my test result, it works on my side:

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Best Regards,

Community Support Team _ Barry
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Thanks Alot. I really Appreiate your help.

Same sample is working for me. But same flow its not working(not giving me correct business days back) when i take date field from SharePoint List which is of date time type.Instead of string.

Do i need do any string manipulations?

Hi @Praveen-H ,

 

Please show me your configuration and detailed issue.

 

Best Regards,

Community Support Team _ Barry
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Hi @Praveen-H ,

 

If the data source is a SharePoint list, perhaps creating a calculated column is a better choice.

 

Best Regards,

Community Support Team _ Barry
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manuelstgomes
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Super User II

Hi @PraveenH 

I've discovered the solution to this issue for another user here on the community, and I have written a blog article that explains the solution in detail. Check it out here:
https://manueltgomes.com/microsoft/flow/find-next-business-day/

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Cheers
Manuel

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