cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Reply
ShawnKeeneTF
Advocate I
Advocate I

Set Approval Time Formatting?

I've read several posts about formatting time in a flow but I'm still not able to figure it out.

 

I saw a function like this: convertTimeZone(utcnow(),'UTC','W. Europe Standard Time','dd/MM/yyyy HH:mm')

 

But, where do I enter this code? Can I use it directly inline in the Flow Editor's "Start an Approval" action?

 

My problem is that I start a flow when a user adds an item to a SharePoint list. The SharePoint site regional settings/time zone is set to Central Time, but the email notice about the approval (from the Flow) uses a different time format.  Here's an example:

 

1.pngI tried adding the Convert Timezone action block just before the "Start Approval" block, but how do I reference the converted time zone in the Approval block?  Or does anything need to change and i just keep the approval block as-is?

2.png
Or, should I remove the Convert Timezone block, and just wrap the begindate/enddate parts of the Approval Details in the function like this?

 

3.jpg

1 ACCEPTED SOLUTION

Accepted Solutions
v-yamao-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @ShawnKeeneTF,

 

It seems that you would like to insert the convertTimeZone function into the email body.

Please just enter the code under the Expression tab.

I have made the following test to convert the time from UTC to Pacific standard time with the following code.

convertTimeZone(triggerBody()?['RiskEventDate'],'utc','pacific standard time','dd/MM/yyyy')

 Enter the code under Expression tab at the cursor position likes below:

1.PNG

Please feel free post back if you need more help.

 

Best regards,

Mabel

Community Support Team _ Mabel Mao
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

View solution in original post

2 REPLIES 2
v-yamao-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @ShawnKeeneTF,

 

It seems that you would like to insert the convertTimeZone function into the email body.

Please just enter the code under the Expression tab.

I have made the following test to convert the time from UTC to Pacific standard time with the following code.

convertTimeZone(triggerBody()?['RiskEventDate'],'utc','pacific standard time','dd/MM/yyyy')

 Enter the code under Expression tab at the cursor position likes below:

1.PNG

Please feel free post back if you need more help.

 

Best regards,

Mabel

Community Support Team _ Mabel Mao
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

Thanks!

Helpful resources

Announcements
Power Platform Conf 2022 768x460.jpg

Join us for Microsoft Power Platform Conference

The first Microsoft-sponsored Power Platform Conference is coming in September. 100+ speakers, 150+ sessions, and what's new and next for Power Platform.

New Ideas Forum MPA.jpg

A new place to submit your Ideas for Power Automate

Announcing a new way to share your feedback with the Power Automate Team.

MPA Virtual Workshop Carousel 768x460.png

Register for a Free Workshop

Learn to digitize and optimize business processes and connect all your applications to share data in real time.

MPA Licensing.jpg

Ask your licensing questions at the Power Automate AMA!

Join Priya Kodukula and the licensing team, super users and MVPs to find answers to your questions on Power Automate licensing.

Users online (3,115)