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n8greene
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Formatting a date value from a column that might have a null value

Scenario: I am creating a CSV from a SharePoint list. One of the columns, StartDate, is sometimes blank. The date needs to be formatted. 

 

To get around the NULL error this works: Coalesce(item()?['StartDate']) BUT I need to format the date. 

I can format the date this way: formatDateTime(item()?['StartDate'],'yyyy-MM-dd') BUT then I get NULL errors. 

 

I cannot figure out how to avoid NULL errors AND format the date. Any suggestions?

 

These do NOT work: 

formatDateTime(coalesce(item()?['StartDate']),'yyyy-MM-dd')

coalesce(formatDateTime(item()?['StartDate'],'yyyy-MM-dd'))

 

 

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n8greene
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Re: Formatting a date value from a column that might have a null value

I kept experementing with different approaches and this worked:

 

if(equals(item()?['StartDate'], null), '', formatDateTime(item()?['StartDate'],'yyyy-MM-dd'))

 

(note that the '' in the formula is two single quotes)

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n8greene
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Re: Formatting a date value from a column that might have a null value

I kept experementing with different approaches and this worked:

 

if(equals(item()?['StartDate'], null), '', formatDateTime(item()?['StartDate'],'yyyy-MM-dd'))

 

(note that the '' in the formula is two single quotes)

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