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outlook event elapsed time

I am trying to create a flow that takes my calendar and exports the events to excel so that it can calculate the total time spent per category.

Issue one is that new events are coming through as updated instead of added (posted this on the other post)

Issue two is how to keep reponses from going through the flow (I had no idea how many things trigger an update)

Issue three is I can't seem to figure out how to subtact the end time from the start time to get total event time


basically I want it to:

1. add new events to an excel list (or a better app, I'm open to whatever)

2.  When an event is modified (really only care if the times and date are whats modified) update the line (add it if isn't there)

3.  remove the line if the event is deleted

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Hi @swbates ,


Could you please share a screenshot of the configuration of your flow?


For your first and second issue, could you please explain more details about the issues?

For your third issue, please take a try with expression below:




Best regards,



Community Support Team _ Alice Zhang
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I can't get it to post the there an easy way to post the flow?


Ok, I have the elapsed time working.  I just had to adjust the 36000000000 to get to minutes.  Thank you.


As for issues 1.


When I make a new event on my calendar, it comes through as updated and not added.


"ActionType": "updated",
"subject": "test",
"start": "2019-10-03T21:00:00.0000000",
"end": "2019-10-03T21:30:00.0000000",
"isHtml": true,
"responseType": "none",
"responseTime": "0001-01-01T00:00:00+00:00",
"createdDateTime": "2019-10-03T20:18:43.6696043+00:00",
"lastModifiedDateTime": "2019-10-03T20:18:44.7399881+00:00",

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