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Do I need to convert Datetime data read from SharePoint List column which has been specified in Datetime format?

Hi all,

 

As I know, the date-time type data input through SharePoint List will automatically be converted into UTC and stored,

I am wondering if I use Share Point List data as data source in Power Apps, do I need to manually do the time zone conversion to let the date-time data shown in local time zone?

 

One more question, if the share point site "regional setting" is not in the same time zone as Power Apps, how can I manually adjust the time difference in Power Apps. Thanks a lot in advance.   

 

Regards,

Roger

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Hi @Roger_Katsu ,

The answer to the second question is to use the TimeZoneOffset function in Power Apps, which returns the difference between the user's device and UTC - you then allow for the SharePoint server's difference as this will be what is returned. The first is similar, hwoiever the time you will get is not UTC, but the SharePoint time.

 

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Hi @Roger_Katsu ,

The answer to the second question is to use the TimeZoneOffset function in Power Apps, which returns the difference between the user's device and UTC - you then allow for the SharePoint server's difference as this will be what is returned. The first is similar, hwoiever the time you will get is not UTC, but the SharePoint time.

 

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Hi @WarrenBelz ,  thanks for your reply.

 

I did a simple test with creating 2 share point list,

the 1st List has 2 columns, column A is datetime type, column B is Lookup type, linked to 2nd list datetime type column. 

Then I created a gallery in Power Apps to show 1st List both column, and found  Column A date is shown in local time zone, and Column B is shown in UTC (Please refer to below screenshot)

 

Can any body advise how to deal with this pattern? Thanks a lot.

 

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Hi @Roger_Katsu ,

You probably need DateValue() around your Lookup column as it returns Text, but also consider re-designing this and doing the Lookup in Power Apps.

 

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Hi @WarrenBelz ,

I think I have got the reason why there is 17 hours time difference between the share point list and my Power Apps.

The share point site was set in time zone of UTC-8, and my Power Apps time zone is UTC+9.

That causes Power Apps can not get the same date time value as what has input in share point list.

 

BTW, as you suggested to use DateValue function to change Text to Date, could you advise where I could set the DateValue function to a combo box? I tried DateValue(ThisItem.xxxx.Value) to Combo Box's DefaultSelectedItems, but it show the error message of "This formula uses scope, which is not presently supported for evaluation".

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Thanks in advance.

Roger

Hi @Roger_Katsu ,

You need to convert the output of the Combo Box (not what is displayed in it) when you need to use it.

DateValue(ComboBox.Selected.xxx)

 

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