cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Reply
Highlighted
Frequent Visitor

Incorrect Date Field

Problem: I'm trying to format the date (from "Dynamic Content" )I'm inserting into an email to the US friendly pattern mm-dd-yyyy. I'm using THIS solution posted here earlier. Everything in this solution seems to be working fine except in the email where I place the variable that is set to the date from the column... it shows that date 6 - 7 months in the future. This happens whether I modify the date pattern with the expression or not.  

 

Background: I have a SharePoint list with columns of people and dates. Everyday the Flow pulls the list and compares that date with today's date to see if dates in the columns are 30 day or less from today, which all works fine. It's just when the date get inserted into the email body the variable date is 6 - 7 months ahead. 

 

 

Screen Shot 2019-12-27 at 6.23.42 AM.png

 

 

 

 

6 REPLIES 6
Highlighted
Super User III
Super User III

Re: Incorrect Date Field

Hi @Slloyd 

 

Couple of things to check.

 

1. Format of the date expression. Could you post the expression. The screenshot is not very clear.

2. Run time history values of the date returned from Get Items Step before you format or store in a variable name.

 

Thanks



Did I answer your question? Mark my post as a solution!

If you liked my response, please consider giving it a thumbs up


Proud to be a Flownaut!

Learn more from my blog
Highlighted
Super User II
Super User II

Re: Incorrect Date Field

Hi @Slloyd 

 

This is strange indeed, but clearly an issue in converting the date.. When you run the Power Automate what's the format you see when it's inserted in the varDate? And when it comes from the Get Items?

 

You may encounter issues if the date is formatted in another format and is returned in a string format and the mapping get's screwed-up.

 

If I have answered your question, please mark your post as Solved.
If you like my response, please give it a Thumbs Up.

Cheers
Manuel

Highlighted
Frequent Visitor

Re: Incorrect Date Field

Thanks for the quick reply! Here's the expression: formatDateTime(variables('varDate'),'MM-dd-yyyy') Can you clarify your #2 answer? Thanks! Shawn
Highlighted
Frequent Visitor

Re: Incorrect Date Field

Thanks for the reply. What's the best way to see the output from Get Items and into varDate? 

 

Thanks,

Shawn

Highlighted
Frequent Visitor

Re: Incorrect Date Field

I downloaded the raw JSON (or whatever it is) from the Get Items test run. This what I see for the date column I'm putting into the variable and that I want to show in my email: 

"Column8":"2020-07-31",
Highlighted
Super User III
Super User III

Re: Incorrect Date Field

Hi @Slloyd 

 

Try to remove the initialise string variable and use a compose action to format the date.

 

Thanks



Did I answer your question? Mark my post as a solution!

If you liked my response, please consider giving it a thumbs up


Proud to be a Flownaut!

Learn more from my blog

Helpful resources

Announcements
secondImage

August 2020 CYST Winners!

Check out the winners of the recent 'Can You Solve These?' community challenge!

thirdImage

Experience what's new for Power Automate

Join us for an in-depth look at the new Power Automate features and capabilities at the free Microsoft Business Applications Launch Event.

firstImage

Power Platform 2020 release wave 2 plan

Features releasing from October 2020 through March 2021

thirdimage

Power Automate Community User Group Member Badge

Fill out a quick form to claim your user group badge now!

Top Solution Authors
Top Kudoed Authors
Users online (5,384)