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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?

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

 

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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.

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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.

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Thanks!

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