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Medoomi
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Now() outputting UTC midnight time, not actual time.

I have the following code in the DefaultData field of a Date Picker in a card on a form:

 

If(ThisItem.'Opportunity Status'.Forecasting = DataCardValue92.Selected.Forecasting,Parent.Default, Now())

 

The code functions as expected, except that when I look at the data in that cell (in DataVerse), every date has midnight, UTC time stamped for the time (eg. "2/3/2021 6:00:00 AM")

If it's relevant, the DataVerse column in which this data goes has a data type of "Date and Time."

Do I need to adjust my Now() code so that it will output the actual time instead of midnight?

Thanks!

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Date Picker controls only supply the Date, so they will always default to midnight as a Date and Time data element.  You'll need to supply the time code from another control or somewhere and concatenate that with the date to create a Date Time string.  Or use the date field from the date picker and Add hours and minutes to it.



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Medoomi
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@Pstork1  Thanks so much for your reply.... Yes, my bad & that makes complete sense.

Would you mind double checking the following code... If I placed this in the Default value of the Hour dropdown in the card (in addition to the code above being in the Date Picker):

If(ThisItem.'Opportunity Status'.Forecasting=DataCardValue92.Selected.Forecasting,Text(Hour(Parent.Default),"[$-en-US]00"),Text(Hour(Now()),"[$-en-US]00"))

Does that look like it would send the hour value correctly? 

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Pstork1
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Date Picker controls only supply the Date, so they will always default to midnight as a Date and Time data element.  You'll need to supply the time code from another control or somewhere and concatenate that with the date to create a Date Time string.  Or use the date field from the date picker and Add hours and minutes to it.



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@Pstork1  Thanks so much for your reply.... Yes, my bad & that makes complete sense.

Would you mind double checking the following code... If I placed this in the Default value of the Hour dropdown in the card (in addition to the code above being in the Date Picker):

If(ThisItem.'Opportunity Status'.Forecasting=DataCardValue92.Selected.Forecasting,Text(Hour(Parent.Default),"[$-en-US]00"),Text(Hour(Now()),"[$-en-US]00"))

Does that look like it would send the hour value correctly? 

Pstork1
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I think that would work, but without doing a test its hard to tell from just looking at the code.



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