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Possible to set a recurring task w/ To-Do connector and also format the date that get's displayed?

I did not see any options to set the recurring field using the To-Do create task connector. It is possible or just not an option right now?

 

Also, the date in the title of the task is formatted like 2020-03-05. It is a dynamic value pulled out of a date field from Dynamics 365. We would like it to be formatted like 03/05/2020. Is there a simple way to to do this? Thank you! 

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Re: Possible to set a recurring task w/ To-Do connector and also format the date that get's displayed?

 

Hi @b_tomp ,

 

Unfortunately, yes, there is no field in the Add a to-do (V2) action to set recurrence, which is an unsupported feature.

In addition, regarding formatting the date contained in the title, you can consider using the formatDateTime() function.

Reference guide for functions in expressions - Azure Logic Apps | Microsoft Docs

 

Or you can use Convert time zone action to change the format.

 

Hope that makes sense.

 

Best Regards,

Community Support Team _ Barry
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Re: Possible to set a recurring task w/ To-Do connector and also format the date that get's displayed?

@b_tomp 

Hi again.  So, the short answer is "I don't think so".  I came at this from a few different angles since there seems to be some overlap on which front-end you can use for tasks (To-Do, Outlook Tasks, maybe even SharePoint...who knows?)

 

When a task has something in a recurrence, the JSON body of the task changes from "null" under "recurrence" to a bunch of other stuff:

 

20200728a.PNG

 

Some of those lines use codes rather than the fun name,  like "1" instead of "weekly", so you would have to know those.

 

Depending on how many recurrences you want, you might be able to create a loop inside Power Automate to do the same thing, but it would be several distinct tasks rather than a single task with a recurrence flag (multiple task ID's)

 

If you want to give the first route using some HTTP wizardry, I found this information which might be helpful:  Outlook Task REST API reference (version 2.0).

 

Either way, keep us posted.

-Ed

 

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Re: Possible to set a recurring task w/ To-Do connector and also format the date that get's displayed?

 

Hi @b_tomp ,

 

Unfortunately, yes, there is no field in the Add a to-do (V2) action to set recurrence, which is an unsupported feature.

In addition, regarding formatting the date contained in the title, you can consider using the formatDateTime() function.

Reference guide for functions in expressions - Azure Logic Apps | Microsoft Docs

 

Or you can use Convert time zone action to change the format.

 

Hope that makes sense.

 

Best Regards,

Community Support Team _ Barry
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Super User II

Re: Possible to set a recurring task w/ To-Do connector and also format the date that get's displayed?

@b_tomp 

Hi again.  So, the short answer is "I don't think so".  I came at this from a few different angles since there seems to be some overlap on which front-end you can use for tasks (To-Do, Outlook Tasks, maybe even SharePoint...who knows?)

 

When a task has something in a recurrence, the JSON body of the task changes from "null" under "recurrence" to a bunch of other stuff:

 

20200728a.PNG

 

Some of those lines use codes rather than the fun name,  like "1" instead of "weekly", so you would have to know those.

 

Depending on how many recurrences you want, you might be able to create a loop inside Power Automate to do the same thing, but it would be several distinct tasks rather than a single task with a recurrence flag (multiple task ID's)

 

If you want to give the first route using some HTTP wizardry, I found this information which might be helpful:  Outlook Task REST API reference (version 2.0).

 

Either way, keep us posted.

-Ed

 

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Helper I
Helper I

Re: Possible to set a recurring task w/ To-Do connector and also format the date that get's displayed?

@v-bacao-msft  am I able to past a function directly into a field like a Dynamic value? I tried using the function as an "input" for the Compose data operation, and then use the "output" as a dynamic value, but it gave me an error that there was no input. 

 

Here is the function I am using, formatDateTime(triggerBody()?['new_startdate'],'dd/MM/yyyy')...when I put this into the subject field of my task it came out as a string

 

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Helper I
Helper I

Re: Possible to set a recurring task w/ To-Do connector and also format the date that get's displayed?

NVM, I got it...I was entering the function as a string into flow...did not realize I have to press the "ok" button to actually enter the function into the field

 

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