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staceylaney
Advocate II
Advocate II

Format Date/TIme from utcNow() to Date Only and REMOVE Time?

I'm tryin to feed the DATE ONLY into a SharePoint text field, using the utcNow().  I need to EXCLUDE/remove the date, and currently have it formatted as:

 

formatDateTime(utcNow('MM-dd-yyyy'))

 

The date is now fine, but how do I remove the time?

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RezaDorrani
Community Champion
Community Champion

Hi @staceylaney 

 

use expression

 

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

 

Regards,

Reza Dorrani

 

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RezaDorrani
Community Champion
Community Champion

Hi @staceylaney 

 

use expression

 

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

 

Regards,

Reza Dorrani

 

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That was SO simple - thank you!

Anonymous
Not applicable

Hi Reza, I'm trying to apply this concept to my scenario. Could you guide how to fix this. Basically, I'm creating a file in sharepoint from previous input (Power BI extract). Iam looking to append only Date to this rather than have UTC now. The formula above doesnt seem to work. Could you guide?

 

Aaronrox_1-1638351759653.png

 

Anonymous
Not applicable

It worked for me now.

or more accurately adjust for your time zone

 

formatDateTime(convertFromUtc(utcNow(), 'Central Standard Time' ),'MM/dd/yyyy')

 

The expression above shows a format like 01/10/2022 for Central Standar Time.

@RezaDorrani can you convert UTC time to New Zealand Standard Time and then also format the date to "dd,mm,yy" in Power Automate

JohnGorena
Advocate I
Advocate I

formatDateTime(convertFromUtc(utcNow(), 'New Zealand Standard Time' ),'dd,MM,yyyy')

will produce a format like 24,03,2022

 

 

If i use this syntax , i am getting it as text , but not date.

JohnGorena
Advocate I
Advocate I

Write the format that you want or the format that works in a DATE Field..  Put it in a date field and not a text field.  Does that work?

I posted this somewhere on this forum before but I cannot find it...   Here are examples from my notes....


01)
utcNow()
2022-01-10T20:27:13.9480796Z

02)
formatDateTime(utcNow(),'yyyy-MM-dd tH:mm:ss')
2022-01-10 P20:27:13

03)
formatDateTime(utcNow(),'yyyy-MM-dd TH:mm:ss')
2022-01-10 T20:27:13

04)
formatDateTime (addHours(utcNow(), -6),'yyyy-MM-dd (H:mm:ss)')
2022-01-10 (14:27:13)

05)
convertFromUtc(utcNow(), 'Central Standard Time' )
2022-01-10T14:27:13.9480796

06)
formatDateTime(convertFromUtc(utcNow(), 'Central Standard Time' ),'yyyy-MM-dd (HH:mm:ss)')
2022-01-10 (14:27:13)

formatDateTime(convertFromUtc(utcNow(), 'Central Standard Time' ),'yyyyMMdd')
20220110

07)
formatDateTime(convertFromUtc(utcNow(), 'Central Standard Time' ),'yyyy-MM-dd , H:mm')
2022-01-10 , 14:27

08)
formatDateTime(convertFromUtc(utcNow(), 'Central Standard Time' ),'yyyyMMdd-HHmm')
20220110-1427

09)
formatDateTime(convertFromUtc(utcNow(), 'Central Standard Time' ),'yyyyMMdd @HHmm')
20220110 @1427

formatDateTime(convertFromUtc(utcNow(), 'Central Standard Time' ),'yyyyMMdd')
20220110

10)
formatDateTime(convertFromUtc(utcNow(), 'Central Standard Time' ),'yyyy-MM-dd (H:mm:ss)')
2022-01-10 (14:27:13)

11)
formatDateTime(convertFromUtc(utcNow(), 'Central Standard Time' ),'yyyy-MM-dd (HHmm)')
2022-01-10 (1427)

12)
formatDateTime(convertFromUtc(utcNow(), 'Central Standard Time' ),'yyyy-MM-dd (H:mm:ss)')
2022-01-10 (14:27:13)

13)
formatDateTime(convertFromUtc(utcNow(), 'Central Standard Time' ),'yyyy-MM-dd (HH:mm:ss)')
2022-01-10 (14:27:13)

14)
formatDateTime(convertFromUtc(utcNow(), 'Central Standard Time' ),'yyyy-MM-dd (hh:mm:ss tt)')
2022-01-10 (02:27:13 PM)

15)
formatDateTime(convertFromUtc(utcNow(), 'Central Standard Time' ),'yyyy-MM-dd (h:mm:ss tt)')
2022-01-10 (2:27:13 PM)

16)
formatDateTime(convertFromUtc(utcNow(), 'Central Standard Time' ),'g')
1/10/2022 2:27 PM

17)
formatDateTime(convertFromUtc(utcNow(), 'Central Standard Time' ),'MM-dd-yyyy, h:mm tt')
01-10-2022, 2:27 PM

18)
formatDateTime(convertFromUtc(utcNow(), 'Central Standard Time' ),'MM-dd-yyyy, h:mm:ss tt')
01-10-2022, 2:27:13 PM

19)
formatDateTime(convertFromUtc(utcNow(), 'Central Standard Time' ),'yyyy-MM-dd, h:mm tt')
2022-01-10, 2:27 PM

20)
formatDateTime(convertFromUtc(utcNow(), 'Central Standard Time' ),'MM/dd/yyyy')
01/10/2022

formatDateTime(convertFromUtc(utcNow(), 'Central Standard Time' ),'MM/dd/yyyy h:mm tt')
01/10/2022 2:27 PM

 

Sweta_P
Regular Visitor

Hi all, 

 

I'm getting the following error when i try to run my flow. From what i gather, the system is picking up 2 different types of dates, how would i resolve this?

 

Syntax error at position 13 in 'Loan Maturity Date Gt '2023-04-25T00:00:00.0000000' and Loan Maturity Date Lt '4/24/2025''.
inner exception: Syntax error at position 13 in 'Loan Maturity Date Gt '2023-04-25T00:00:00.0000000' and Loan Maturity Date Lt '4/24/2025''.
clientRequestId: aae50afd-0493-4ea7-bd81-7b1f4d48e3be

 

Here are flow steps: 

Sweta_P_0-1682456035050.png

 

JohnGorena
Advocate I
Advocate I

1) The formula is looking for your dynamic data.  The "Loan maturity Date" seems to be just text and not a dynamic value like the CurrentUTCdate.  Fix that and see if it resolves.

2) this problem should probably be on another thread as it doesn't relate to date formatting.

Kristamarie66
Regular Visitor

utcNow('d) works too.

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