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get number of days from excel and set as Due date time in planner

Hello to you all.


My flow is simple:

  1. When a task is completed in Bucket 1, it creates a new task in Bucket 2
  2. Get details of the completed task in Bucket 1
  3. Creates variable to discover completion date of completed task
  4. Make a Switch to only consider Bucket id = Bucket ID 1
  5. Convert time zone
  6. Add time (hard set), but I wanted this value to be obtained from a list in excel
  7. Create a Task in Bucket 2 (due date time = completion date from Bucket 1 + x days)






in my example 10 days are added (so the Task in Bucket 2 should be completed within 10 days of task completion in Bucket 1).


But is there any way that 10 is fixed dynamically in a table in excel?


Thanks in advance!


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Hi @jardaon 


in the the highlighted field, try this expression




Let me know if it work for you 

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Hi @jardaon 


could you tell more on how to extract the days from table list ?


Need more clarification on that part ?

hello again @Nived_Nambiar !


I was thinking of using an excel table similar to below, where the columns are the names of the buckets and the rows the number of days to be included in the "add to time"





I even tried to "list Rows" from this excel and take the number of days dynamically, but it didn’t work











Hi @jardaon 

the error is due to input field issue, the input field of due date expects a datetime , while list value is passed. so error poped i up.


To avoid, way is to use specify index or use first function around CalculatedTime dynamic content to retrive first value in the due date input field.


Hope this helps


Thanks, @Nived_Nambiar 


Do you know where i can find more information about your sugestion or a tutorial with the specific steps I must take?


I actualy don't know how to programe anything and don't know how to use these variables/functions.


I just search for answers, copy, paste and try the codes again and again until they work (whithout understanding exactly why they work or not)

Hi @jardaon 


in the the highlighted field, try this expression




Let me know if it work for you 

It's working perfectly, thank you so much.


I wonder if there's a way to consider only comercial days (excluding weekends).


But i'm accepting it as a solution right now, hope this can help others

Hi @jardaon 


So you want the due date to be next business day right ?

Not Exactly. I would be wonderful if the flow considers only business days, for example: The previous task was concluded as 13pm on a Friday and the next Task should be completed in 7 days.
So, the due date of this new task should be 13pm on Tuesday (13pmMonday + 13pmTuesday + 13pmWednsday + 13pmThursday + 13pmFriday + 13pmMonday + 13pmTuesday = 7 days), not 13 pm on Friday (13pmSaturday + 13pmSunday + 13pmMonday + 13pmTuesday + 13pmWednsday + 13pmThursday + 13pmFriday = 7 seven days), because Saturday and Sunday should be always desconsidered.

Hi @jardaon 


see adding 12 days in that case works for you,


add 12 days instead of 7 days in action 🙂


could work for this specific task, but not for the others from this Bucket. Some will be concluded on monday, others on tuesday, etc and all of them should be completed in 7 days (disregardin the weekends).


But don't worry man, you have helpeld me a lot already

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