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ECOMATT2022
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Send an email with today's weather report and upcoming Outlook 365 events

Hello Everyone

 

I am very new to Power Automate and am looking to utilise many of the Office 365 apps across my business.

 

Have been playing around with a few different flows and one in particular is the template "Send an email with today's weather report and upcoming Outlook 365 events".

 

There are 3 things that I can't seem to get working:

 

  1. Updating the timezone from UTC to Australian Western Standard time
    • Have read through so many different forums and can't work out how to add a step in to fix this
  2. Schedule is to send daily but for some reason it is not arriving in my email every day
  3. How do I update the body of the email?
    • e.g. the appearance/format etc

Look forward to people sharing their thoughts.

 

Cheers

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Expiscornovus
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Hi @ECOMATT2022,

 

Apologies for the slow response. I missed your earlier reply.

 

You could use a formatdatetime function in an expression in the select action for both the Start time and End time fields. With that function you can set it to the format you want. In your case probably 'dd MMMM yyyy, H:mmtt'

 

Below is an example.

 

Start Time

formatdatetime(item()['Start'], 'dd MMMM yyyy, H:mmtt')

 

End Time

formatdatetime(item()['End'], 'dd MMMM yyyy, H:mmtt')

 

formatdatetime_ampm.png



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Expiscornovus
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Hi @ECOMATT2022,


You can add those expressions via the expression editor in the Select action.

 

selectaction_expressions.png



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Expiscornovus
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Hi @ECOMATT2022,

 

1. You should be able to set the time zone in the Recurrence action. I think it is listed under advanced options. 

perth_timezone.png

 

2. If you haven't received an e-mail I would check the flow history first. See if the daily flow run failed.

 

failed_flowhistory.png

 

3. In this template they used HTML to create the body of the email. They used headings & paragraphs. You can change that and use other html tags. What do you want to change in the body?

 

html_body.png

 



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Hi @Expiscornovus 

 

Thank you for replying to my issue.

 

Good news, the flow sent this morning. I have had no issues updating the timezone in the Recurrence action. It sent through at the 6am Australian Western Standard Time (WST).

 

The issue with timezone that I am having is the Start Time and End Time for all my scheduled meetings. It is showing in UTC. While this is not impossible to deal with, I am having to count backwards and forwards for the hours to arrive at the WST for my meetings. Can't seem to be able to crack this one.

 

With the changes in the body, it is fine as it is, just wanted some guidance on how to write up the html tags. Do you know a good tutorial that I can refer to?

 

Looking forward to hearing back.

 

Cheers

ECOMATT2022
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Hi @Expiscornovus 

 

Not sure if you received my earlier email.

 

Recurrence is in Perth time, but this only appears to effect the date/time for the occurrence of the email, not the Start and Finish Times.

 

The information is coming through looking like this for each of the meeting Start and End times/dates.

 

Start time

End time

2022-03-22T00:00:00.0000000+00:00

2022-03-22T00:00:00.0000000+00:00

2022-03-22T00:00:00.0000000+00:00

2022-03-22T00:30:00.0000000+00:00

2022-03-22T01:00:00.0000000+00:00

2022-03-22T01:30:00.0000000+00:00

2022-03-22T02:00:00.0000000+00:00

2022-03-22T02:30:00.0000000+00:00

2022-03-22T02:30:00.0000000+00:00

2022-03-22T03:00:00.0000000+00:00

2022-03-22T03:00:00.0000000+00:00

2022-03-22T03:30:00.0000000+00:00

2022-03-22T03:30:00.0000000+00:00

2022-03-22T04:00:00.0000000+00:00

2022-03-22T07:00:00.0000000+00:00

2022-03-22T08:00:00.0000000+00:00

2022-03-24T02:00:00.0000000+00:00

2022-03-24T05:00:00.0000000+00:00

2022-03-28T01:30:00.0000000+00:00

2022-03-28T02:00:00.0000000+00:00

2022-03-21T09:00:00.0000000+00:00

2022-03-22T00:00:00.0000000+00:00

2022-03-22T09:00:00.0000000+00:00

2022-03-23T00:00:00.0000000+00:00

2022-03-23T09:00:00.0000000+00:00

2022-03-24T00:00:00.0000000+00:00

2022-03-24T09:00:00.0000000+00:00

2022-03-25T00:00:00.0000000+00:00

2022-03-25T09:00:00.0000000+00:00

2022-03-26T00:00:00.0000000+00:00

2022-03-28T09:00:00.0000000+00:00

2022-03-29T00:00:00.0000000+00:00

2022-03-23T06:00:00.0000000+00:00

2022-03-23T06:30:00.0000000+00:00

2022-03-21T22:00:00.0000000+00:00

2022-03-21T23:00:00.0000000+00:00

 

If possible I'd like it to read as follows:

 

22 March 2022, 9am (Or something else more easily readable).

 

Also the format is UTC time (see below) so I am having to add 8 hours to each of the above times.

 

ECOMATT2022_0-1647927373317.png

 

So it is causing the below Start and End Times to be in UTC:

 

ECOMATT2022_1-1647927510393.png

 

Really appreciate any feedback for how I can update the flow.

 

Many thanks

 

Matt

Expiscornovus
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Hi @ECOMATT2022,

 

Apologies for the slow response. I missed your earlier reply.

 

You could use a formatdatetime function in an expression in the select action for both the Start time and End time fields. With that function you can set it to the format you want. In your case probably 'dd MMMM yyyy, H:mmtt'

 

Below is an example.

 

Start Time

formatdatetime(item()['Start'], 'dd MMMM yyyy, H:mmtt')

 

End Time

formatdatetime(item()['End'], 'dd MMMM yyyy, H:mmtt')

 

formatdatetime_ampm.png



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Expiscornovus
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Hi @ECOMATT2022,

 

For the conversion from UTC to AWST you could include a convertfromUTC function btw.

 

Start Time:

convertfromUTC(formatdatetime(item()['Start'], 'yyyy-MM-ddTHH:mm:ss.0000000Z'), 'W. Australia Standard Time', 'dd MMMM yyyy, H:mmtt')

 

End Time:

convertfromUTC(formatdatetime(item()['End'], 'yyyy-MM-ddTHH:mm:ss.0000000Z'), 'W. Australia Standard Time', 'dd MMMM yyyy, H:mmtt')

 



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Thanks @Expiscornovus 

 

This format solution worked an absolute charm, thankyou!

 

 

Thanks for the reply @Expiscornovus 

 

If you could please show me where in the flow I would insert the convertfromutc in the flow?

 

Have tried in several areas but keep getting an error.

 

Really looking forward to your reply.

 

Cheers

Expiscornovus
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Hi @ECOMATT2022,


You can add those expressions via the expression editor in the Select action.

 

selectaction_expressions.png



Happy to help out! 🙂

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Thank you @Expiscornovus 

 

Works perfectly now!

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