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trini272021
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Hello,

 

How would I convert the following into a more readable time?

 

concat('ApproverName: ',item()?['responder']?['displayName'],' ResponseDate: ',item()?['responseDate'],' Comment: ',item()?['comments'],'</br>',variables('AllResponses'))
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Hi @trini272021 

 

The problem we have with the formatDateTime() is that the date comes from the approval as a string, so you may need to split it and rearrange it to the correct format to use it as a valid DateTime string. 

If you want to know a little more about the ISO 8601 format check out the following thread.

 

Moving on, I made a work around for your problem using the action "append to string variable". 

AnthonyAmador_0-1623950816113.png

formatDateTime(outputs('Start_and_wait_for_an_approval')?['body/completionDate'], 'dd/MM/yyyy HH:mm:ss')

 

Hope this can help you, any questions let me know. 

Cheers.

 

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AnthonyAmador
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Community Support

Hi @trini272021 

 

What you want to do is change the format of "ResponseDate" to another format? In what kind of format do you get the "ResponseDate"?

For example, this option can help.

 

formatDateTime('2020-02-05T10:10:00Z','yyyy-MM-dd')

 

will return

 

2020-02-05

 

This documentation could help you, let me know if you have any questions.

How to customize or format Date and Time values in a flow - Power Automate | Microsoft Docs

Hello,

 

The format I get is: 

  • 2009-06-15T13:45:30Z

 

How do I incorporate the conversion in my string?

AnthonyAmador
Community Support
Community Support

Select the tab Expression and write  "formatDateTime('ResponseDate','yyyy-MM-dd')" 

 

AnthonyAmador_1-1623782456258.png

 

Let me know if that helps. 

Cheers. 

 

Hi,

 

So to keep everything else in my string I tried the following but it didn't work:

 

concat('ApproverName: ',item()?['responder']?['displayName'],' formatDateTime('ResponseDate','yyyy-MM-dd')',item()?['responseDate'],' Comment: ',item()?['comments'],'</br>',variables('AllResponses'))

AnthonyAmador
Community Support
Community Support

Can you share a screenshot of your flow?

 

 

concat('ApproverName: ',item()?['responder']?['displayName'],' ResponseDate: ',item()?['responseDate'],' Comment: ',item()?['comments'],'</br>',variables('AllResponses'))

 

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Here is where I got the example from - https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Building-Flows/Approvals-Multiple-Approvers-How-to-capture-all-t...

 

Hi @trini272021 

 

The problem we have with the formatDateTime() is that the date comes from the approval as a string, so you may need to split it and rearrange it to the correct format to use it as a valid DateTime string. 

If you want to know a little more about the ISO 8601 format check out the following thread.

 

Moving on, I made a work around for your problem using the action "append to string variable". 

AnthonyAmador_0-1623950816113.png

formatDateTime(outputs('Start_and_wait_for_an_approval')?['body/completionDate'], 'dd/MM/yyyy HH:mm:ss')

 

Hope this can help you, any questions let me know. 

Cheers.

 

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