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eden
Helper I
Helper I

Convert Datetime to String in flow?

Hello 

 

I am trying to create a flow as follows 

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How can i create a foldername with datetime as the name, i tried  'Received Time" but its giving an errror?

 

Anyhelp will be appreciated 

 

Regards

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tom_riha
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Hello @eden ,

you can use the 'Received Time', but you must format it using the formatDateTime(...) expression. If you use the full 'Received Time' it contains also the time, and the time includes : character = invalid character in folder name.

Use formatDateTime(...) to format the date into the desired format 'ddMMyyyy'.

formatDateTime(triggerOutputs()?['body/receivedDateTime'],'ddMMyyyy')

And you should add also the / before the expression to use it as a folder name.

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tom_riha
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Hello @eden ,

you can use the 'Received Time', but you must format it using the formatDateTime(...) expression. If you use the full 'Received Time' it contains also the time, and the time includes : character = invalid character in folder name.

Use formatDateTime(...) to format the date into the desired format 'ddMMyyyy'.

formatDateTime(triggerOutputs()?['body/receivedDateTime'],'ddMMyyyy')

And you should add also the / before the expression to use it as a folder name.

image.png



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Yours  expression works  works for me  ,

 

i have one more solution which i was able to come out 

 

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This will convert the datetime to string format like  Saturday,March 2021 

 

 

 

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