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Remove time from a datetime value

Hi, I have a date picker, I want to take the date from that and add a time string to to to make a datetime. 1st attempt looked something like this:

Datetimevalue(datePicker1.selectedDate && " 15:00")

 

But with this I get an error as the datepicker date is actually a datetime with the time component being "00:00". I tried datevalue(datepicker1.selectedDate) but no change. I know I can do something like "Text(Left(datePicker1.selectedDate,Len(datePicker1.selectedDate)-5))to remove the "00:00", but I feel like I must be missing the intended way of doing it, as it seems like adding a time to a date from a date picker is something that would happen a lot and there'd be a more elegant way of achieving it. Any thoughts? Thanks

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timl
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@EP3 

My inclination is to define a new DateTime like so. I prefer to avoid techniques that convert text representations of datetimes due to problems that can arise when running apps on devices with different regional settings.

With({dte:datePicker1.selectedDate}, 
     DateTime(Year(dte),Month(dte),Day(dte),15,0,0)
)

 

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poweractivate
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@EP3 

 

I get no error using

DateValue(DatePicker1.SelectedDate)

When putting this in Text property of a Label I get just the Date.

Note, I also get just the date when using

DatePicker1.SelectedDate

 

The following variations also all work for me:

DateValue(DateTimeValue(DatePicker1.SelectedDate))

and

DateValue(Text(DateTimeValue(DatePicker1.SelectedDate)))

 Even if my Date Picker Format is set to DateTimeFormat.LongDateTime

All of the above still works for me.

 

Perhaps you have more information of the issue? I could not reproduce it.

Thanks very much for checking that so quickly, I'm not at a computer right now but I'm thinking now that I've probably missed something in the date picker settings... I'll update or accept when I get to check it tomorrow. Thanks again!

timl
Super User
Super User

@EP3 

My inclination is to define a new DateTime like so. I prefer to avoid techniques that convert text representations of datetimes due to problems that can arise when running apps on devices with different regional settings.

With({dte:datePicker1.selectedDate}, 
     DateTime(Year(dte),Month(dte),Day(dte),15,0,0)
)

 

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Helper I
Helper I

Turns out I'd forgotten that I was actually selecting from a label within a gallery, the date in the label was constructed using DateAdd within a sequence to allow the display of x days after the selected date. Anyway. I selected this answer as it makes a great point about the issues of timezones that I hadn't considered and seems like best practice and it did the job. Thanks!

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