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Caty
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HELP! Enter Date and Time (Central) and Displays in UTC (but only in PowerApps, Not SharePoint Lists)

Hey All,

 

I'm a social worker/program director who's building an app for my community-based mental health crisis teams. Everything is in place and working, but for the dates that are view only in PowerApps.

 

We submit the information from Central TZ and it automatically populates all of the subsequent view-only fields with the UTC date and time. But only in PowerApps, not in our SharePoint List. So, for instance, this fake client's assessment deadline was 8/2 at noon. This date/time is calculated in SharePoint List, based on another date/time field. However, it's displaying in PowerApps at UTC.

 

We do time-sensitive work, and I need for my team to be able to see the appropriate deadlines. We only have 24 hours to complete an assessment, so I don't want them to get thrown off and miss a deadline.

 

How can I change all of these deadlines to Central TZ? Again, they're only these calculated dates that are done in SharePoint. 

 

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This is the same "client" in our SharePoint List.

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Hi @Caty 

 

Convert UTC to Local time

DateAdd(DateTimeValue(Parent.Default), -TimeZoneOffset(DateTimeValue(Parent.Default)), Minutes)

 


Thanks,
Stalin - Learn To Illuminate

Hi @Caty 

 

Please refer to MS Article for TimeZoneoffset. 

 

Sample for Reference

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Stalin - Learn To Illuminate

 

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Stalin - Learn To Illuminate

So, the time zone offset gives me 7AM as the deadline, and not 12pm. What am I missing?

 

Caty
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This might help...

Date Add = the final incorrect time

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DateTimeValue = the correct time

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Default = UTC

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TimeZoneOffset = Correct number of minutes (300 min = 5 hours)

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Caty
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Ok! Got it! I just replaced the "Minutes" part at the end with "Milliseconds." For reference, for anyone looking at this, here's how it looks now. This should work, but I'd like to know what's wrong with what I'm doing. I'm going to be creating apps for all of our other programs, once my teams are fully staffed. Also, knowledge is good and stuff. 🙂

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