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Date formatting in table

Hello everyone!

I am trying to bulid a chatbot via power virtual agents and power automate.

I successfully extracted data from excel and created a table, but for the date column, it became number format(as below yellow part).

Since I need to show date like 2022/09/23 or 9/23 format and able to list it in table.

Does anyone know how to fix this issue? Thank you.

 

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Hi @Anonymous ,

 

Please replace the place I marked.

 

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Best Regards,

Bof

 

Best Regards,

Bof

 

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@Anonymous 

 

If you are using the "List Rows Present in a Table" action to retrieve the information from the excel file, then you will have an option to select the date format in the same action.

 

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On the excel action click on "Show advanced options"

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Here you will see the DateTime Format option , set this to "ISO 8601" and you will get the date time values in the expected format.

 

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@Gopala_Krishna 

It works!

But how can I only show 2022-09-23 instead of 2022-09-23T00:00:00.000Z? 

Appreciate your help!

 

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Hi @Anonymous ,

 

you could use the formatDateTime function to format the date.

formatDateTime(TheDate,'yyyy-MM-dd')

 

Best Regards,

Bof

Anonymous
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Hi @v-bofeng-msft 

 

Thanks for reply. I knew formatDateTime function and have tried serval times but didn't work...

Can you advise where I should add my action to transfer the "ETA WH to..." date column into format like 2022-09-23?

Suppose I should use action of compose right? Can you also show me the expression of formatDateTime?

Appreciate your help!

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Hi @Anonymous ,

 

Please try:

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formatDateTime(items('Apply_to_each')['Exxx'],'yyyy-MM-dd')

 

On your side it may be

 

formatDateTime(items('套用至各项')['Exxx'],'yyyy-MM-dd')

 

Best Regards,

Bof

Anonymous
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Hi @v-bofeng-msft 

 

Thanks for reply.

I tried your expression, but date still shows 2022-09-23T00:00:00.000Z format...

Maybe I put the action in wrong place?

The flow I created is List rows present in a table -> apply to each -> Append to string variable

(in apply to each)-> compose(in apply to each).

Where I need to fix my action or expression? Thank you!

 

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Hi @Anonymous ,

 

Please replace the place I marked.

 

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Best Regards,

Bof

 

Best Regards,

Bof

 

Anonymous
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Hi @v-bofeng-msft 

 

It works!! Really appreciate your help!!

Have a nice day😊!

 

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Anonymous
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Hello @v-bofeng-msft !

Sorry that I encountered another issue.

I tried to format others date columns but showed error again....

What am I doing wrong? Sorry to disturb you again. Thanks a lot!

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