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Outlook to Excel Flow - Output date format is reversed from dd/MM/yyyy to MM/dd/yyyy only for some items!!

Hi All,


I am writing a Flow for Outlook to Excel - When I flag an email in Outlook it is added as a new row in a Excel sheet. I am capturing Date and Subject in that row.


I am using below expression string,




For some strange reason - When I flag about 20 emails, about 10 emails date s are captured in wroong format, i.e  MM/dd/yyyy (reversed). I peeked in to the code, where Output shows in the correct format i.e dd/MM/yyyy


I could not figure out where is the issue. Kindly advise.


Resolver I
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When I read a date field from excel it comes in as a number which is the number of days since 12-30-1899 (30th December 1899).


I am fairly sure that if it is a datetime it comes in as a decimal value (sorry have not needed to decode a datetime).


Anyway, to turn it into a date I use the following


I am just wondering if you reversed this to get your dates as a number and store that into excel - then it would solve the 'inconsistancy issue'?

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