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Turn month/date into a timestamp



I'm trying to turn something like 11/5/2021 into a UTC time stamp with a time of 1pm CST but putting it in raw isn't working and I can only find help formatting a UTC into a date. Does anyone have a solution they could share? I basically want to set up a self sending reminding email with a date that I pull from the body of the email. I'm able to get the date out but not turn it into a UTC for the Delay until flow.


Thank you in advance

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I don't know how you are formatting your date, but see my example below.  If that won't work for you, please post a screen shot of your Flow.  Also, I am using an action but you could use an expression instead.  I use 19 because URC is 6 hours ahead of CST.




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So i trigger my flow when an email arrives
I grab the index of a key phrase "Ship date"

I grab a X amount of characters around that date which is usually like 11/5/2021 4:01pm

I remove the rest of everything but 11/5/2021 and use that as a due date for my planner but i need to turn it into a UTC format for the email notification.


There is no set time to "add" too sometimes its months in advance something a couple days, i just need to take the month date and year I parse out of the email body and turn it into UTC like 11/5/2021T13:01Z or something that the delay until trigger will accept

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You can use your extracted date text in this expression in your Delay Until step.  Replace the red text with your expression (I used a simple compose step to test it out).


formatDateTime(outputs('DateValue')'yyyy-MM-ddThh:mm:ssZ' )



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