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radhi-bh
Helper I
Helper I

Can you exclude the year from a date in flow?

Hi everyone,

we're building an employee onboarding form, upon completion we want our flow to create an Employee ID using the onboarding list ID + dddmm of the employee's birthdate.

 

For example

 

Employee birthdate 16/08/1984 - becomes 1608

 

So far we can create the ID with the full birthdate, but we would like to exclude the year from the employee ID.  

 

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Appreciate your support.

Thanks

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CFernandes
Super User III
Super User III

@radhi-bh 

 

Hey mate, 

 

You can try the formula - 

 

 

formatDateTime(<your variable>,'dd/mm')

 

 

For more details see https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/working-with-dates-and-times/

 

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Hi @CFernandes 

 

Thanks a lot for your reply.

Please excuse my layman knowledge with flow and syntax.

 

Where do I exactly added this formula in, if my variable's name is Birthdate

 

I tried the expression, but didn't let me add it.  I also tried composing it but won't work either.

@formatDateTime(@{triggerOutputs()?['body/BirthDate']},'dd/mm')

In the EmployeeID, in the composed string 'U[ID][BirthDate]' you need to replace the [BirthDate] with a formatDateTime([BirthDate],'dd/MM') expression.

 
 
 

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