cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Reply
jeanwang
Helper II
Helper II

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

datetime format.PNG

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!

 

 

 

1 ACCEPTED SOLUTION

Accepted Solutions
v-bacao-msft
Community Support
Community Support

 

Hi @jeanwang ,

 

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
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

View solution in original post

5 REPLIES 5
abm
Super User III
Super User III

Hi @jeanwang 

 

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.

date3.png

 



Did I answer your question? Mark my post as a solution!

If you liked my response, please consider giving it a thumbs up


Proud to be a Flownaut!

Learn more from my blogPower Automate Video Tutorials
v-bacao-msft
Community Support
Community Support

 

Hi @jeanwang ,

 

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
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

View solution in original post

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.

abm
Super User III
Super User III

Hi @jeanwang 

 

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

 



Did I answer your question? Mark my post as a solution!

If you liked my response, please consider giving it a thumbs up


Proud to be a Flownaut!

Learn more from my blogPower Automate Video Tutorials

Except data put function 

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

Helpful resources

Announcements
Process Advisor

Introducing Process Advisor

Check out the new Process Advisor community forum board!

MPA User Group

Welcome to the User Group Public Preview

Check out new user group experience and if you are a leader please create your group

MBAS on Demand

Microsoft Business Applications Summit sessions

On-demand access to all the great content presented by the product teams and community members! #MSBizAppsSummit #CommunityRocks

Top Solution Authors
Users online (41,956)