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rwittels
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Advocate III

How to patch Now() to a DateTime field with formatting

Hi. I am trying to patch to a DateTime field in my source. I need to patch Now() with formatting, like this:

 

 

DateDeleted: Text(Now(),"[$-en-GB]yyyy/mm/dd hh:mm")

 

 

but I get the error "The type of this argument 'DateDeleted' does not match the expected type 'DateTime'. Found type 'Text'."

I understand the issue. I just need to patch Now() as a DateTime format but with "[$-en-GB]yyyy/mm/dd hh:mm".

My problem is that Now() gives me time 2 hours behind the current time. If I use the en-GB format, I get the correct time.
I know I can do this but hopefully there is a way without a workaround:

 

DateDeleted: DateAdd(Now(),2,Hours)

 

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rwittels
Advocate III
Advocate III

Here is an interesting observation. I cannot patch to a DateTime field in my source with

Text(Now(),"[$-en-GB]yyyy/mm/dd hh:mm")

but I have a form on another screen which writes the exact same function, in Text format, to another DateTime field in my source without error.

Than you! This one works well!

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