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tkrakowiak
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Add days based on excel cell values

Hi there,

I have an excel with column called "Dates" and I would like to populate column "ExpectedDates" to be 14 days prior dates in "Dates". What would addDays expression look like? I've tried:

addDays(triggerOutputs()?['Date'], -14, 'MM-dd-yy')
but getting this error:
The template language function 'addDays' expects its first parameter to be a string that contains the time.

 

Any help is appreciated

Thanks

Tomek

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Hi @tkrakowiak ,

 

Please try:

 

vbofengmsft_0-1657070275933.png

 

 

vbofengmsft_1-1657070287091.png

 

Best Regards,

Bof

 

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Hardesh15
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@tkrakowiak Please use  addDays(Formatdatetime(triggerOutputs()?['Date'],'MM-dd-yy')', -14, 'MM-dd-yy'))

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Thank you Hardesh15, unfortunately I'm getting this error:

tkrakowiak_0-1655843426737.png

 

MarconettiMarco
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Hello @tkrakowiak ,

please use the following expression: 

formatDateTime(addDays(triggerOutputs()?['Date'],-14),'MM-dd-yy')

 

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If you like my response, please give it a Thumbs Up.

 

BR,

Marco

Hello MarconettiMarco,

Thanks for the code... Unfortunately this is producing an error:
"Unable to process template language expressions in action 'varDays' inputs at line '0' and column '0': 'The template language function 'addDays' expects its first parameter to be a string that contains the time. The provided value is of type 'Null'."

 

varDays is where I keep the "addDays" function.

Thanks

Tomek

Hi @tkrakowiak ,

 

Could you please show me your excel table(Please mosaic on private information) and your flow?

 

Best Regards,

Bof

Hi there @v-bofeng-msft 

 

I've created a very simple table:

table1.png

I'd like to update "EndDate" column with the value of "StartDate" plus 14 days.

 

Here is my flow:

flow.png

Expression:
addDays(triggerBody()['StartDate'],14,'dd-MM-yyyy')

 

An error:

 

error.png

 

Any ideas?

Thanks!

 

Hi @tkrakowiak ,

 

Please try:

 

vbofengmsft_0-1657070275933.png

 

 

vbofengmsft_1-1657070287091.png

 

Best Regards,

Bof

 

Thanks Bof, it works! Is there a way to iterate through all the dates and update? So far it only does the first one.

Thank you

 

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