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OData Filter OR operator not working with dates

Am I missing something really simple?

Inside a flow, inside of Sharepoint Get Items action

This returns multiple items

 

DateComplete gt '@{outputs('Compose')}'

 

This returns multiple items

 

StaffChangeToCompleteDate gt '@{outputs('Compose')}'

 

This returns nothing

 

DateComplete gt '@{outputs('Compose')}' or StaffChangeToCompleteDate gt '@{outputs('Compose')}'

 

For context - here's where I'm using it.

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SudeepGhatakNZ
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@BenMunk ,

Try comparing the dates in the same format using the formatDatetime function. The format you should use is yyyy-MM-dd.

Like:

DateComplete gt formatDateTime('@{outputs('Compose')}','yyyy-MM-dd')

 

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Sudeep Ghatak
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Thanks for you suggestion, but I seem to be getting a syntax error with that "The query is not valid."

@SudeepGhatakNZ   I tried formatDateTime on the Compose action.  Syntax worked fine, but still same problem with the filter - each clause fine by itself, as soon as combine the clauses with the "or" operator, I get no results.

SudeepGhatakNZ
Multi Super User
Multi Super User

Can you upload a screenshot?

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Sudeep Ghatak
Microsoft MVP, Business Applications
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First screenshot shows setup and output with "or" operator - no results.  Second screenshot shows same thing without the "or" statement - multiple results.

 

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Its possible that its a bug.  

It seems I can run 

  • Date type column filter by itself (eg. 'date' gt 'yyyy-MM-dd') - works fine
  • OR operator with 2 Non-date types (eg. 'id' eq 'x' or 'status' eq 'y') - works fine 
  • OR operator with mix of Non-date type and Date type (eg. 'id' eq 'x' or 'date' gt 'yyyy-MM-dd') - disregards the date filter - only returns (id = x)
  • OR operator with 2 Date types (eg. 'dateA' gt 'yyyy-MM-dd' or 'dateB' gt 'yyyy-MM-dd' ) - returns nothing.
SudeepGhatakNZ
Multi Super User
Multi Super User

Interesting! I will have to try that out. I use Or all the time. Can't find an example where two dates are involved.

 

If my suggestion helped you, please give it a Thumbs up and Mark it as a Solution so that it can benefit others in the community.
Sudeep Ghatak
Microsoft MVP, Business Applications
www.sudeepghatak.com

Would be interested to hear if its happening for you.  In the end I had to use non-date columns to achieve my needs.  If it is a bug hopefully its rectified soon.

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