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Custom ID field with date formatted as YYYY-MM-DD needs to be formatted as DD-MM-YYYY

Hello,


I have a custom field named "Contract Ref" which is made up of the following format:

[TEXT]-[COLUMN]-[COLUMN]

Where the first Column is "Contract Start Date" and the second column is "ID".

 

The "Contract Start Date" is formatted correctly in SharePoint as 09/06/2020 however when my flow runs, it is formatting the "Contract Start Date" as 2020-09-06. This needs to be formatted as 09-06-2020 so that the Contract Ref column reads as LWCM-09-09-2020-5

 

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Hi @sudosaurus 

 

A small correction in @ManishJain  suggestion. The format you need to use is dd-MM-yyyy. It's case sensitive.

 

Remove the Contract Start Date mapping then place cursor between the hyphen's.  Click the Expression tab on your right (next to Dynamic content). Start typing formatDateTime(,'dd-MM-yyyy'). Then place the cursor before the comma then click the dynamic content and map the value. 

 

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Finally you will have the exprssion as formatDateTime(''yoursharepointschemnamecontactstart','dd'MM-yyyy'). Click Ok. This should place the format expression under the Contract Ref between LWCM- and -ID

 

Thanks

 



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Hi @sudosaurus ,

 

If the Contract start date is of type date then you can use formatDatetime and format it.

eg. formatDateTime(ContractDate,'DD-MMM-YYYY')

 

Thanks

In which part of my flow do I insert that?

When you are adding the field Contract Ref LWCM -  . After LWCM - use expression in place of actual field.

 

Thanks

When I try this, it says "The Expression is Invalid".

 

formatDateTime(Contract Start Date,'DD-MMM-YYYY')

Hi @sudosaurus ,

 

Please ensure that cursor is at the right location. When you click ok and if you get that it could be that it is not finding where to insert the expression.

 

Thanks

Hi @sudosaurus 

 

A small correction in @ManishJain  suggestion. The format you need to use is dd-MM-yyyy. It's case sensitive.

 

Remove the Contract Start Date mapping then place cursor between the hyphen's.  Click the Expression tab on your right (next to Dynamic content). Start typing formatDateTime(,'dd-MM-yyyy'). Then place the cursor before the comma then click the dynamic content and map the value. 

 

image.png

 

Finally you will have the exprssion as formatDateTime(''yoursharepointschemnamecontactstart','dd'MM-yyyy'). Click Ok. This should place the format expression under the Contract Ref between LWCM- and -ID

 

Thanks

 



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Thank you for your help! 🙂

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