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Cooper01
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Can't convert string to date to set new date only field

I am trying to use an input from Power Apps to create a new record in a CDS entity. Below is part of my Flow configuration.

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I am initializing a string variable called Modified with the value coming from Power Apps. While testing, it is 3/31/2020. In the compose, the full Expression is

 

formatDateTime(variables('Modified'),'MM/dd/yyyy')

 

The Create a new record is not shown in full but in the Date field, I am just selecting Outputs from dynamic content.

The error I get is "An error occurred while validating input parameters: Microsoft.OData.ODataException: Cannot convert the literal '03-31-2020' to the expected type 'Edm.Date'...."

The date field is Date Only type and in Advanced options, behavior is Date only

I am not sure what's wrong with this. I have tried a few other variations of date formatting but haven't gotten it to work. Are there any other problems I'm missing with this?

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Jcook
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Hello,

Have you tried using the convert time zone action?
In the action use Short date pattern as the format string.

Or try using
convertFromUtc('<Time to Format>', 'Pacific Standard Time', 'd')

You can swap the Pacific Standard Time with your time zone. But must follow Microsoft’s ISO
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/973627/microsoft-time-zone-index-values

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Cooper01
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Thank you for the response. I tried using the Convert time zone which is working fine. I am using the Converted time output as my field in Create a new record. The conversion seems to work but am still getting the same error on Create a new record.

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From Create a new record

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In Create a new record, I also tried using the following expression

convertFromUtc('2020-04-01T08:00:00.0000000Z', 'Pacific Standard Time', 'd')

with both single and double quotes around d and got the same error 

"An error occurred while validating input parameters: Microsoft.OData.ODataException: Cannot convert the literal '04-01-2020' to the expected type 'Edm.Date'..."

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