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how to check if the date column in Excel is blank

Hi,

I have createda project plan and a Flow to send a reminder if a certain step is overdue.

My project plan is an Excel saved on sharepoint, if the column "First Draft Completion Date" is blank, that means the step is not completed. I want to create a condition which says

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condition1" "First Draft Completion Date" is blank, then go to condition 2

    condition 2" if "First Date Completion Deadline" is less than utcnow(), then send a email reminder

 

However, despite the column "First Draft Completion Date" is blank, the first condition output is always false . Can someone help?

 

Thanks!

 

 

 

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v-bacao-msft
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Hi @Anonymous ,

 

You could remove 0 and set the parameter to the right of the condition to blank.

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Please take a try.

 

Best Regards,

Community Support Team _ Barry
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abm
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Hi @Anonymous 

 

For checking Condition1" "First Draft Completion Date" is blank  you need to use the expression function null. Remove the zero and add the null from the expression function.

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Hi @Anonymous ,

 

You could remove 0 and set the parameter to the right of the condition to blank.

117.PNG

Please take a try.

 

Best Regards,

Community Support Team _ Barry
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Anonymous
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Thank you, abm!

However, I had tried changing zero into null. That didn't work either. I think it's because I have done conditional formatting with that column.

Hi @Anonymous 

 

Try to use the expression length and check zero. If not try @v-bacao-msft  suggestion.

 



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Except data put function 

empty(items('Apply_to_each')?['Date'])
then 'is equal' leave without change
to last cell put 'true'

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