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spallisaur
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Microsoft

Time comparison with condition

I have a Flow that triggers of a MS Form submission.  I want to use a condition to check if the submission time is between a set timeframe and if yes perform certain actions, if not perform some other actions.  I've already looked through the community and found ways to accomplish this however it needs the advanced editor for the condition.  I'm on a preview of Flow which has recently changed the condition.  When I select 'Submission Time' from my forms response I do not have options for greater than, less than, greater than or equal, or less than or equal.  I do have an Add button with an option for row or group so I can nest conditions, which is a cool improvement.  There is also no link to edit in advanced mode as there previously was.  I'd post a screenshot but the insert image option isn't letting me select a file.

How can I go about checking if the submitted time is between 12am-5am in the new condition GUI or is there a better way to accomplish this?

 

 

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ScottShearer
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@spallisaur:

 

I agree with the solution provided by @v-yamao-msft.  However, I have provided screen shots of a Flow that should address your needs that is a little easier to implement.

 

When you say that you want to know if the form was submitted between certain hours, that implies that you'll need to consider the time zone - that is why I have the Convert Time Zone action.  If I am wrong about the time zone, then let me know and I'll make a small change to my Flow.

  

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v-yamao-msft
Community Support
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Hi @spallisaur,

 

You said that there is no link to edit in advanced mode as there previously was. Do you mean that the Edit in advanced mode/Edit in basic mode button doesn’t work on your side?

According to your description, I have made the following test for your scenario.

In advanced mode, input the following code to check if the submission time is within the time frame, if yes, send out a push notification:

@and(greaterorequals(formatDateTime(body('Get_response_details')?['submitDate'], 'HH'), '12'),lessrorequals(formatDateTime(body('Get_response_details')?['submitDate'], 'HH'), '5'))

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If possible, please share a screenshot for better understanding. By the way, to upload an image in the forum, please save the image on local first, then click the camera icon to upload the needed files:

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Best regards,

Mabel

 

Community Support Team _ Mabel Mao
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ScottShearer
Super User
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@spallisaur:

 

I agree with the solution provided by @v-yamao-msft.  However, I have provided screen shots of a Flow that should address your needs that is a little easier to implement.

 

When you say that you want to know if the form was submitted between certain hours, that implies that you'll need to consider the time zone - that is why I have the Convert Time Zone action.  If I am wrong about the time zone, then let me know and I'll make a small change to my Flow.

  

TimeZone1.jpg  

If this addresses your issue, please mark your post as Solved.

 

Scott.

If I have answered your question, please mark your post as Solved.
If you like my response, please give it a Thumbs Up.

Scott

Thank you both for the responses.  Mabel, your solution is like what I've found in other posts and wanted to try implementing but since I'm on a preview of Flow the condition feature does not have the link to the advanced editor, see screenshots below.  (BTW, the photos button is functioning fine today but yesterday the interface looked different and didn't have an option for uploading.)

 

Scott, thanks for your feedback.  I had been considering the need to convert the time zone and your example helped me work around this issue with the lack of advanced editor.  I want to do a little more testing throughout the day but I'm optimistic. Smiley Happy

condition.pngcondition gui.pngcondition expanded.png

Thanks again @ScottShearer.  I wanted to see how this reacted later in the day to ensure the conversion passed the hours in 0-23 format (it does) instead of just 1-12 so that I didn't inadvertantly block 12pm-5pm.

AlanPs1
Resident Rockstar
Resident Rockstar

Hi @spallisaur

Regards "There is also no link to edit in advanced mode as there previously was".

This may help so thought i'd post it for you.

 

Please check here or here for a solution.

"Enter your expression on the left side of the row. Then, select Equals to and enter true."

 

So what used to be:

 

Has now become:

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Anonymous
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Hello,

 

I have the issue that the Time is stored in a Strign format but to do a condition of 'less than' or 'less than or equal to' the variable needs to be an integer.

 

I have tried converting the string to an integer but i receive another error stating i can not convert the type

I also get this error. And cannot get it to work, how much I switch the formats around. Anyone knows how to fix this?

I realize this whole thread is quite old but since your question is relatively recent and I used this thread as a reference, here's how I got it to work...

int(formatDateTime(body('Convert_time_zone'), 'HH'))

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