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Powerapps changing my times for no reason

Hi All,

 

I just realised that when I am displaying a datetime or time, powerapps automatically add two hours.

As a reference, my timezone is GMT+1. 

 

I have tried timply "ThisItem.MyDateTime", I have tried Text (MyDateTime, "dd/mm/yyyy hh:mm") which gets automatically converted to "[$-en-US]dd/mm/yyyy hh:mm". I have tried using "[$-nl-NL]dd/mm/yyyy hh:mm" with NL beeing the same timezone.

 

In all cases, my hour ends up with 2 hours more. Please advice, it is driving me mad 😄

 

Cheers

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Regular Visitor

I just found the fix here: 

 

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/General-Discussion/PowerApps-time-zone-error/td-p/173976

 

It is pretty stupid that powerapps start handling and modifing dates without permission, but hey...

 

 

Using 

DateAdd( SomeDateValue , TimeZoneOffset(Now()), Minutes)

when displaying my time, fixes the issue... 

I also confirm this is linked to using the on premise gateway.

 

 

Cheers

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Advocate II

So if you make a label with ThisItem.MyDateTime, you get 2 more hours than your actual time.

mmm

First of all, from this <<[$-en-US]dd/mm/yyyy hh:mm>> to this <<[$-nl-NL]dd/mm/yyyy hh:mm>> it only changes the standard text format, like commas or dots that are used in different countries.

 

Anyhow if you make a label and in the Text property you put this ?

 

Text(Now(); "[$-nl-NL]hh:mm:ss")

 

What is your result ?

Regular Visitor

Hi ProNewbie

 

You understand correctly.

I just tried  Text(Now(), "[$-nl-NL]hh:mm:ss") and the date is right. So, it might be linked to the gateway i am using? It is a gateway that in one app connects to a MSSQL server and in another app to a MYSQL server. Connectors are different, gateway is the same.

 

I think that the source is sending the wrong time to your PowerApp, but if you want you can "fix it" in this way :

Text(DateAdd(Now();
-2;
Hours);
"[$-nl-NL]dd-mm-yyyy hh:mm")

 

with this piece of code you are subtracting 2 hours from the current time,

replace <<Now()>> with <<ThisItem.MyDateTime>> and you should be good.

 

But I would recommend to check why your source is sending the wrong time haha

 

ProNewbie

Regular Visitor

Thank you for the sugesstion, but that it way to dangerous on the long run.

I will investigate the connectors/gateway.

yes of course it is, I was also thinking about checking if the source time hour is different from Now() and if it is it will fix itself by subtracting or adding hours to the source time, if it is not it will display the time and that's it.

It's a matter of using variables and a bit of time.

 

Any way good luck with checking your gateway/connectors :).

 

ProNewbie

Regular Visitor

So, noone can help with this bug? 😞 

If it's not a problem of PowerApps probably not, what is your datatime source ?

 

ProNewbie

Regular Visitor

I just found the fix here: 

 

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/General-Discussion/PowerApps-time-zone-error/td-p/173976

 

It is pretty stupid that powerapps start handling and modifing dates without permission, but hey...

 

 

Using 

DateAdd( SomeDateValue , TimeZoneOffset(Now()), Minutes)

when displaying my time, fixes the issue... 

I also confirm this is linked to using the on premise gateway.

 

 

Cheers

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