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adri3
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Convert Month text to number

Hi,

 

Is there any function to convert the month in text to number?

 

For example convert FEB to 02, Jan to 01 and so on.

 

Thanks,

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efialttes
Super User
Super User

@adri3 

Good question. My answer is to use a workaround, but I will be happy if somebody else points to a funtion so I can use it in my own projects.

My suggested workaround is to build your own Array of Months:

Initialize variable

Name: MonthsArray

Type: Array

Value: [{Month: "JAN",Index: "01"},...,{Month: "DEC",Index: "12"}]

 

Now let's assume the month expression you want to translate is stored in a variable called 'currentInputMonth':

Filter Array

Input: variables('MonthsArray')

Filter equals(item()?['Month'],variables('currentInputMonth')

 

Now let's assume you want to store the result in a variable called 'currentOutputMonth'

Initialize variable

Name: currentOutputMonth

Type: string

Value: if(equals(length(body('Filter_array')),1),first(body('Filter_array'))?['Index'],'ERROR')

 



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manuelstgomes
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Super User

Hi @adri3 

 

Try the following:

 

formatDateTime('01-Feb-2010','MM')

 

You can insert the value that you want in the place of the "Feb" based on the field that you want. The day and year are irrelevant. It's just to get a valid date.

 

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Manuel 

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efialttes
Super User
Super User

@adri3 

Good question. My answer is to use a workaround, but I will be happy if somebody else points to a funtion so I can use it in my own projects.

My suggested workaround is to build your own Array of Months:

Initialize variable

Name: MonthsArray

Type: Array

Value: [{Month: "JAN",Index: "01"},...,{Month: "DEC",Index: "12"}]

 

Now let's assume the month expression you want to translate is stored in a variable called 'currentInputMonth':

Filter Array

Input: variables('MonthsArray')

Filter equals(item()?['Month'],variables('currentInputMonth')

 

Now let's assume you want to store the result in a variable called 'currentOutputMonth'

Initialize variable

Name: currentOutputMonth

Type: string

Value: if(equals(length(body('Filter_array')),1),first(body('Filter_array'))?['Index'],'ERROR')

 



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manuelstgomes
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Super User

Hi @adri3 

 

Try the following:

 

formatDateTime('01-Feb-2010','MM')

 

You can insert the value that you want in the place of the "Feb" based on the field that you want. The day and year are irrelevant. It's just to get a valid date.

 

If I have answered your question, please mark your post as Solved.
If you like my response, please give it a Thumbs Up.

Cheers
Manuel 

Brilliant. Thank you. Just what I was looking for

@manuelstgomes Much more elegant than mine. Thanx for sharing!



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nahoyen
Microsoft
Microsoft

Hello,

I use this one which works also : 

Text(DateValue("January 2021"),"[$-en-US]m")

 

 

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