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abd3127
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Formatting Date And time in MS Flow

Hello ,

I am using flow to read my events and send me mail for upcoming events in my calendar.

Here i am getting the date correctly.

But when it comes to Time ,It does not show me the local time.

I want to display the time in my local time .

How can i format the datetime so that i can get time ????

 

 

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Glenda
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Hi @abd3127,

 

You can indeed use the convertTimeZone function. The function works as follows: convertTimeZone(timestamp:string, sourceTimeZone:string,destinationTimeZone:string, format?:string).

 

I've just tested the below function:

convertTimeZone(utcnow(),'UTC','W. Europe Standard Time','dd/MM/yyyy HH:mm')

utcnow() was in this case "2017-11-24T13:15:44.4817469Z". The formatted date in my e-mail is as follows: "24/11/2017 14:15".

 

Here you can find a list of time zones: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg154758.aspx.
If you want to format your string different you can use the following as a reference: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/standard/base-types/standard-date-and-time-format-strings.

 

Good luck!

 

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Hey @ShawnKeeneTF

 

 

You need to go to the expressions tab and then under the date and time functions you get the function convertTimeZone

Expressionstab.PNGWhen you found the function you can fill it in with dynamic content or just type whatever you want in it.

convertTimeZone.PNG

When you are finished with filling in your expression you should have something like this

convertTimeZonefinish.PNG

 

Hope this helps

 

Kind regards

 


Tom



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efialttes
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Hi!

Microsoft Flow team recently released a bunch of Date related action blocks, one of them is called "Convert time zone". I haven't tested it myself yet, but it sounds promising.

You will find more info here:

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

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Glenda
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Hi @abd3127,

 

You can indeed use the convertTimeZone function. The function works as follows: convertTimeZone(timestamp:string, sourceTimeZone:string,destinationTimeZone:string, format?:string).

 

I've just tested the below function:

convertTimeZone(utcnow(),'UTC','W. Europe Standard Time','dd/MM/yyyy HH:mm')

utcnow() was in this case "2017-11-24T13:15:44.4817469Z". The formatted date in my e-mail is as follows: "24/11/2017 14:15".

 

Here you can find a list of time zones: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg154758.aspx.
If you want to format your string different you can use the following as a reference: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/standard/base-types/standard-date-and-time-format-strings.

 

Good luck!

 

Anonymous
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Thank you for advise, it worked like a charm 🙂 Can you please let me know how I can add AM/PM to the formated value. None of the combinations worked for me - 'yyyy-MM-dd hh:mm:ss a', 'yyyy-MM-dd hh:mm:ss AM/PM'. All throwing "he datetime string must match ISO 8601 format" error

Thank you,

Kirill

Hello @Anonymous

 

Try 'yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm tt'

 

Here "tt" gives AM / PM .

 

 

Anonymous
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thank you very much, it worked like a charm

Where do I enter this code? Can I use it directly inline in the Flow Editor's "Start an Approval" action?

 

My problem is that I start a flow when a user adds an item to a SharePoint list. The SharePoint site regional settings/time zone is set to Central Time, but the email notice about the approval (from the Flow) uses a different time format.  Here's an example:

 

1.pngI tried adding the Convert Timezone action block just before the "Start Approval" block, but how do I reference the converted time zone in the Approval block?  Or does anything need to change and i just keep the approval block as-is?

2.png
Or, should I remove the Convert Timezone block, and just wrap the begindate/enddate parts of the Approval Details in the function like this?

 

3.jpg

Hey @ShawnKeeneTF

 

 

You need to go to the expressions tab and then under the date and time functions you get the function convertTimeZone

Expressionstab.PNGWhen you found the function you can fill it in with dynamic content or just type whatever you want in it.

convertTimeZone.PNG

When you are finished with filling in your expression you should have something like this

convertTimeZonefinish.PNG

 

Hope this helps

 

Kind regards

 


Tom



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Thanks!

Anonymous
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Thanks @Glenda , this is what I was looking for, works great. 

edd_
New Member

Hello,

 

I am using the automated flow "track your working hours in Excel Online (Business) spreadsheet."

 

I am happy to be able to set it up but the output I have for time is in UTC, how do i change it to a different time zone?

 

The expression in use currently is

 

formatDateTime(triggerOutputs()['headers']['x-ms-user-timestamp'],'hh:mm tt')

 

Thanks

TimoRiikonen1
Regular Visitor

Hello,

 

Could someone ask for Microsoft to support both winter and summer time?

Microsoft name: E. Europe Standard Time

I presume that this means always winter time, so it would work correctly during winter only?

And "Eastern European Time" (EET) would be correct whether it is winter or summer, right?

Except now the normal EET and WET are not supported.

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