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Insert Row with Date Format from Excel OneDrive to SharePoint List


Hi All,


I am trying to import from all values from a Excel file to a SharePoint List.

So I have created a flow as belows.


Step1. When a file created 

Step2. List rows present in a table

Step3. Create Item(SharePoint)



One of the values should be created with Date Format, so I have tried to push

the specific value with "FormatDateTime" formula at Step3. But it fails due to convert error.


Much appreciated if you could show me how to import date value from Excel Online to Share Point List..




Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: Insert Row with Date Format from Excel OneDrive to SharePoint List

Hi @Reo,


Could you please share full screenshot of the configuration of your flow and error message?


Could you provide details about your Excel file, especially "One of the values should be created with Date Format"?


I have made a test on my side as you said and the flow works well as expected.


I am afraid that the data format of your Date column needs to be text format.


Because the data in Date format in Excel is stored in the digital, when you use the Value of Date in Flow, you get a number. For example, the value stored in the Excel table with the Date "4/8/2018" is 43316.


So when you want to use the FormatDateTime function for type conversion, the error message will display "String was not recognized as a valid DateTime".


You could select a blank column in EXCEL, set it to Text format, and then populate the date format data, as below:




Image reference:




The flow works successfully as below:




Please take a try and let me know if issue still exists.


Best Regards,


Community Support Team _ Barry
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