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simms7400
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Need help with 'Get Items' Filter Query based on dates

Hello -

 

I currently have a recurrence flow setup to pull items from a SharePoint List based on a column value in the table and it's working great.  However, I need to add another layer of complexity.

 

In the filter query, I need to specify a date range for pulling records.  We have review that happens twice a week with a Governance Committee so I only want to pull records that are new from last week.

 

The logic:

If Day = "Wednesday", pull all records with Created Time since previous Thursday.

If Day = "Sunday", pull all records with Created Time since previous Thursday

 

I only have this occurrence running on Wednesday's and Sundays.  Is this possible?

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Hi @simms7400 ,

 

Yes you can apply logic in the same flow only . 

 

Step 1 : Initialize and Set variable today's Day to calculate Day of today using expression - 

dayOfWeek(utcNow())

 

Step 2 : Now apply condition to check if Today's Day is equal to 7 

             ( 7 denotes that today is Sunday )

 

Step 3 : If Condition matches apply filter query to return last 3 days else apply filter query to return last 7 days items .

For 3 days Filter Query will be - 

Created le '@{formatDateTime(addDays(utcNow(), -3), 'yyyy-MM-dd')}'

 

For 7 days Filter Query will be - 

formatDateTime(addDays(utcNow(), -7), 'yyyy-MM-dd')

 

So, your flow will be - 

Capture.PNG
 

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Thank You !!!

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Diksha
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Hi @simms7400 ,

 

To get the data that are Created in last week(in last 7 days) only , use below FilterQuery in Get Items action -

 

Created le 'formatDateTime(addDays(utcNow(),-7),'yyyy-MM-dd')'

 

This will return only those items that were created in last 7 days from the day when the flow is trigggered.

Capture.PNG

 

If this answered your question, please mark this question as answered and if you liked my response, please consider giving it a thumbs up .

Thank You !!!

@Diksha  Thank you!

 

This would be mean I"d need two flows then to do last 7 days and then last 3 days.

 

Is there a way to add to the logic saying, "If day = Sunday, then return last 3 days, else, return last 7?

 

Thank you!

Hi @simms7400 ,

 

Yes you can apply logic in the same flow only . 

 

Step 1 : Initialize and Set variable today's Day to calculate Day of today using expression - 

dayOfWeek(utcNow())

 

Step 2 : Now apply condition to check if Today's Day is equal to 7 

             ( 7 denotes that today is Sunday )

 

Step 3 : If Condition matches apply filter query to return last 3 days else apply filter query to return last 7 days items .

For 3 days Filter Query will be - 

Created le '@{formatDateTime(addDays(utcNow(), -3), 'yyyy-MM-dd')}'

 

For 7 days Filter Query will be - 

formatDateTime(addDays(utcNow(), -7), 'yyyy-MM-dd')

 

So, your flow will be - 

Capture.PNG
 

If this answered your question, please mark this question as answered and if you liked my response, please consider giving it a thumbs up .

Thank You !!!

@Diksha 

 

Thank you, Diksha!  I used your approach but modified it slightly.  Instead of having two branches and unecessary conditions, I used a variable to set the correct 'addDays' number dynamically.  The solution is now working great, thank you for your help!

 

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My last question, I also need to make the filter query and AND statement.

 

Created ge 'formatDateTime(addDays(utcNow(),variables('DayOfWeekVar')),'yyyy-MM-dd')' AND Left(NODE_ID,3) ne 'PFP'
 
I'm unable to figure out the underlined portion. NODE_ID is also a column in the table where the Get ITems is pulling from. Can you help me with that? Thank you!

 

 

Hello @simms7400 ,

 

Glad that the solution works for you perfectly. 😊

I would like to request you to accept it as a solution as it might help others to solve similar issues in future. 

 

Also,

for one more condition you mentioned, I assume you want to filter items where NODE_ID value is not equal to 'PFP'.

Use filter query with and as shown below - 

Created ge 'formatDateTime(addDays(utcNow(),variables('DayOfWeekVar')),'yyyy-MM-dd')' and NODE_ID ne 'PFP'

 

Note : NODE_ID should be  the internal name of column .

 

If this answered your question, please mark this question as answered and if you liked my response, please consider giving it a thumbs up .

Thank You !!!

 

@Diksha 

 

Thank you!  So, "Node_ID" contains a value much longer than just "PFP", but all values start with PFP.  Hence me trying to use Left(Node_ID,3) <> PFP in my example above. Is that possible? How would I achieve this?

@Diksha

 

I got it, I used a filter array after my get items.

 

Thanks!

@simms7400 ,

 

That's Great  👍☺️

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