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Andrew_G
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Date condition based on "next week"

I am creating a leave request submission form to help our admin staff manage roster requests. These requests need to be submitted before the roster is created.

 

I initially tried taking the submission date and checking whether it was 10 days out from the request date. That works well, but it means that if someone requests something for friday, the cut off created is wednesday. Really we need the last request to be made before the monday of the week before the new roster (so if roster was releasing week 3, it will be written on the monday week 2, and thus all requests for week 3 need to be submitted by Sunday week 1).

 

Is there a way to create a condition the checks whether the request date falls in the following week? If it does then proceed to emailing the respondent etc (already set up)

 

 

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edgonzales
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@Andrew_G 

Hi there!  How comfortable are you with expressions?  There are a few ways to go about this, but here's how I went at it:

 

There's a function called dayOfWeek() which returns a numerical representation of the weekday (0 for Sunday, 1 for Monday, so on).  I used that and addDays() to get the date for the Sunday before the requested date.  By taking away an additional 14 days, I can get the Sunday of the week prior.

 

As an example, If I submit a roster request for June 2nd (Tuesday of what we'll call Week 3), my due date would be Sunday, May 17th, correct?

 

Using a Compose with a randomly generated "RequestDate", here's the expression:

 

addDays(outputs('RequestedDate'),add(mul(dayOfWeek(outputs('RequestedDate')),-1),-14))

 

Seems intense, but it's easy to break into digestible bits:

  • I'm asking to find the day of the week for the requested date (June 2 would be 2 for Tuesday)
  • I then multiple that number by -1, and add the result to the requested date.  That will always get me the Sunday before my requested date since Sunday is 0, and I'm essentially subtracting the dayOfWeek from itself.
  • Then I subtract an additional 14 days to go back two weeks from that Sunday.

Now, you can compare the Submitted date to the above date to see if it's greater or not, and then go down the correct path depending on your particular journey.

 

Keep us posted.

-Ed

 

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v-alzhan-msft
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Hi @Andrew_G ,

 

You could save the request date dynamic content in a Compose, then the expression should as below:

addDays(outputs('Compose'),add(mul(dayOfWeek(outputs('Compose')),-1),-14))

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Alice   

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edgonzales
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@Andrew_G 

Hi there!  How comfortable are you with expressions?  There are a few ways to go about this, but here's how I went at it:

 

There's a function called dayOfWeek() which returns a numerical representation of the weekday (0 for Sunday, 1 for Monday, so on).  I used that and addDays() to get the date for the Sunday before the requested date.  By taking away an additional 14 days, I can get the Sunday of the week prior.

 

As an example, If I submit a roster request for June 2nd (Tuesday of what we'll call Week 3), my due date would be Sunday, May 17th, correct?

 

Using a Compose with a randomly generated "RequestDate", here's the expression:

 

addDays(outputs('RequestedDate'),add(mul(dayOfWeek(outputs('RequestedDate')),-1),-14))

 

Seems intense, but it's easy to break into digestible bits:

  • I'm asking to find the day of the week for the requested date (June 2 would be 2 for Tuesday)
  • I then multiple that number by -1, and add the result to the requested date.  That will always get me the Sunday before my requested date since Sunday is 0, and I'm essentially subtracting the dayOfWeek from itself.
  • Then I subtract an additional 14 days to go back two weeks from that Sunday.

Now, you can compare the Submitted date to the above date to see if it's greater or not, and then go down the correct path depending on your particular journey.

 

Keep us posted.

-Ed

 

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That is a great way to go about that. I'm very new to expressions and this kind of logic. Most impressive.

 

I am just getting started with power automate too, so apologies if this is a simple error.

 

When I plug your formula in, I presume I need to change 'RequestedDate' to 'Date Requested' - which is the output from my initial form. However I get the following error:

 

The template validation failed: 'The action(s) 'Date of Request' referenced by 'inputs' in action 'Condition_2' are not defined in the template.'.

 

I get the feeling I am using the "dynamic content" (Date Requested) from the form incorrectly in the expression

 

 

v-alzhan-msft
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Hi @Andrew_G ,

 

You could save the request date dynamic content in a Compose, then the expression should as below:

addDays(outputs('Compose'),add(mul(dayOfWeek(outputs('Compose')),-1),-14))

1.png

 

Best regards,

Alice   

Community Support Team _ Alice Zhang
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Thank you Alice,

 

That worked well. 

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