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TheRydad
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Date displayed is one day off

I must be doing something stupidly dumb here, and I am hoping someone can nudme me in the right direction.

 

I have an Excel file with a table that includes a date field. In my "edit" form, I am using a DatePicker control wired to the "Date" field in the table. I can input a new record or update an existing one with no problems and the selected date gets into the table correctly. The problem is that when I view the records in a Gallery or otherwise pull the record up later, the date is early by one day.

 

If I display the date in a text control, it is formatted like this: "2016-05-12T00:00:00Z". The DatePicker control will, in this example, be displaying "5/11/2016". The record in the Excel table is "5/12/2016". I suspect the issue is with a time zone conversion. In fact, if I manually change the record in the Excel table to "5/12/2016 08:30", that record then displays as expected. I am in the US central time zone.

 

Has anyone encountered this before? If so, did you engineer any kind of "solution"?

 

I am probably going to whip up a formula to add the hour and minute to the field using Now() and Text(), but would love to hear anyone's thoughts.

 

Note- recording the time is not really essential for my purposes, but it wouldn't hurt to have it. I am also thinking of adding drop down controls for selecting the time (this is meant to be a mobile app, so trying to avoid a lot of text entry).

 

Thanks!

 

-rd

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Anonymous
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Here is a solution which is working for me :

 

I use an Excel database, with a date column, and a form. where user can interact with.

 

To write date in my database (excel sheet), from my Powerapps application, i use -TimeZone :

 

DateAdd(

     MyDatePicker.SelectedDate ;

     -TimeZoneOffset() ;

     Minutes

)

 

Then, i send the result to my database.

 

To write date in my powerapp application from my database (excel sheet), i use same with +TimeZone :

 

DateAdd(

     LookUp(

            MyExcelSheetTable;

            [conditions];

            MyDateColumnInMyExcelSheetTable

     );

     TimeZoneOffset() ;

     Minutes

)

 

 

 

This is working well for me, and i haven't any date problem. Try it too.
You can refer to this page for more details : 

DateAdd, DateDiff, and TimeZoneOffset functions in Power Apps - Power Apps | Microsoft Docs

 

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