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Date conversion

Hi,

 

I am recieving a javascript date (SendDate) object in below  json response in the middle of a flow.

{
  "Code": 1,
  "Message": "Executed successfully",
  "Result": [
    {
      "FilterId": 0,
      "FilterName": "No filter used",
      "FromEmail": "emailaddress",
      "FromName": "Name",
      "MailinglistId": [
        3623322857
      ],
      "MailinglistName": [
        "Just a name"
      ],
      "NewsletterId": 5726778,
      "NewsletterName": "Just a name",
      "NewsletterSubject": "",
      "SendDate": "/Date(1568020620000+0200)/",
      "SendQueueId": 2482323282,
      "StatusCode": 2,
      "StatusMessage": "Sent"
    }
  ]
}

 

Later in that flow a want to create a record in Dynamics CRM with that date in a date only field, so I need to convert 

 

/Date(1568020620000+0200)/   to  a timestamp with format 'yyyy-MM-dd'

 

How can I achieve this, really appreciate some help 🙂

Thanks

//S

 

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Super User III
Super User III

Hi @swaseb 

 

This is what you need to do.

 

date1.png

 

To convert the date I referenced this link

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Building-Flows/Got-a-recipe-for-converting-a-unix-timestamp-to-a...

 

The first compose expression is as follows:

first(split(last(split(items('Apply_to_each')?['SendDate'], '(')),'+'))
 
Next compose expression is as follows:
addseconds('1970-1-1', Div(int(outputs('Compose_2')),1000),'yyyy-MM-dd hh:mm:ss')
 
This is my test result:
date2.png
 

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Super User III
Super User III

Hi @swaseb 

 

This is what you need to do.

 

date1.png

 

To convert the date I referenced this link

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Building-Flows/Got-a-recipe-for-converting-a-unix-timestamp-to-a...

 

The first compose expression is as follows:

first(split(last(split(items('Apply_to_each')?['SendDate'], '(')),'+'))
 
Next compose expression is as follows:
addseconds('1970-1-1', Div(int(outputs('Compose_2')),1000),'yyyy-MM-dd hh:mm:ss')
 
This is my test result:
date2.png
 

If this reply has answered your question or solved your issue, please mark this question as answered. Answered questions helps users in the future who may have the same issue or question quickly find a resolution via search. If you liked my response, please consider giving it a thumbs up.

 

Thanks

 
 
 


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Super User III
Super User III

@swaseb 

Take a look at the formatDateTime() expression .  You can use it to convert any valid date/time to a yyyy-MM-dd format or any other date/time format.

 

 

 

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Scott
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Thanks @abm ,

 

Worked like a charm, though I had to "int" the second expression and use "+" as splitter to get rid of the figures after the plus sign as the flow did not think it was a valid date string.  

 

int(first(split(last(split(items('Apply_to_each')?['SendDate'], '(')),'+')))
 
Big thanks and have a nice week.
//S
Super User III
Super User III

Hi @swaseb 

 

Glad to hear that it is working. I have edited my earlier reply by remvoing the hardcoded expression date function.

 

Thanks



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