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Helper V
Helper V

Dates and Time Zones

I have a date that has been stored in an Excel file. It does not have a time in it.  My local time zone is Pacific, 8 hours earlier than GMT.  When I try to display the date PowerApps, it consistently shows one day earlier than it should.  I thought maybe PowerApps is adding a zero time and then considering it to be GMT, but that would have resulted in a later time, not an earlier time.  I am not currently making any time zone corrections, which I don't actually think would be possible for a date without a time.  How can I work around this, so I can display the correct date?

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Whatever gets the job done.  I mean, that's the proper maxim here, right?

 

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Super User III
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@akharns 

Have you tried playing around with TIMEZONEOFFSET?

DateAdd(your_date_field),TimeZoneOffset(your_date_field),Minutes)
DateAdd(your_date_field),-TimeZoneOffset(your_date_field),Minutes)

 

More info at the bottom of this MS Documentation

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/maker/canvas-apps/functions/function-dateadd-datediff

 

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How can you do that when you haven't stored a time?

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Do I need to assume that PowerApps will always incorrectly translate my dates, so I always need to convert them back by subtracting 1?

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@akharns 

Yes, if you don't care about the time then just subtract by 1 like this.

DateAdd(your_date_field,-1,Days)

 

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Ok.  I don't like it but at least I know.  Thanks

Whatever gets the job done.  I mean, that's the proper maxim here, right?

 

If the issue is solved for now please close the thread. 😉

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