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Perez
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Creating Planner Tasks from Excel - error date format

Hi,

i created a flow that creates a planner tasks from a list of rows in excel.

when using UTCNOW and ADDDAYS as parameters it woked fine, but when im trying to get the date as input form the excekl im getting an eror.

below some screenshots to assist:

1. the excel date:

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2. flow - create a task

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3. error message

"The request is invalid:\r\nCannot convert the literal '43662' to the expected type 'Edm.DateTimeOffset'.",
"innerError": {
"request-id": "1fa2c77f-93f7-493d-b9c6-c6f833f52add",
"date": "2019-06-26T15:27:17"
 
thanks a lot
Perez
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Perez
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Re: Creating Planner Tasks from Excel - error date format

 i found another workaround that work for me, i put as a start date UTCNOW and in my excel im giving numeric intervals per task from day 1.

 

thanks a lot for your repsonses

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Dual Super User
Dual Super User

Re: Creating Planner Tasks from Excel - error date format

Hi @Perez 

 

This is an issue with the excel connector and the date type data format on the excel column. I would suggest you to first convert the datatype of your excel column to type text and then run this flow (use the fomrat date time function to format the string to date and time)

 

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Perez
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Re: Creating Planner Tasks from Excel - error date format

Hi @yashag2255 ,

thanks for your fast reply.

i tried to implement, it didnt worked, i think i didnt got the formatDateTimefunction correctly.

i tried: formatDateTime(item()['Due Date'],'dd/MM/yyyy')

is this correct? if not can you help with putting the correct expression

 

the error i got:

InvalidTemplate. Unable to process template language expressions in action 'Create_a_task' inputs at line '1' and column '1980': 'In function 'formatDateTime', the value provided for date time string '43662' was not valid. The datetime string must match ISO 8601 format.'.

 

thanks,

Perez

Dual Super User
Dual Super User

Re: Creating Planner Tasks from Excel - error date format

Hi @Perez 

 

The expression is correct but the date format that you are getting from Excel is not. Were you able to change the column data type to text in excel?

Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: Creating Planner Tasks from Excel - error date format

Hi @Perez ,

 

It is a known issue that Date and time returned from the Excel Online table will be converted to a string but not a date.

 

You need to use a function to format it to a valid date and time.

 

Please check the following flow for a reference.

 

Compose is used to get the actual return value of the Start date.

 

In Compose2, input the following code to get the exact date:

addDays('1899-12-30',int(outputs('Compose')),'yyyy-MM-dd')

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Best regards,

Mabel

 

Community Support Team _ Mabel Mao
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Perez
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Re: Creating Planner Tasks from Excel - error date format

 i found another workaround that work for me, i put as a start date UTCNOW and in my excel im giving numeric intervals per task from day 1.

 

thanks a lot for your repsonses

View solution in original post

marco_popolizio
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Re: Creating Planner Tasks from Excel - error date format

Hello,

I have exactly the same problem described above and until now I've understood I have to use the expression

addDays('1900-01-01',int(items('_')?['Date'])) ...

However I have only very basic knowledge of Flow and can't figure out how to make the expression work...

Can anyone tell me exactly what to do? 😞

 

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