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Somanna
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String was not recognized as a valid DateTime (When moving data from excel to SharePoint list)

Hello Members,

 

Hope you are safe. 

 

I have created the flow to move all my data in Table1 (Excel file) to the Sharepoint list. This excel file has few columns with dates.

I am getting "String was not recognized as a valid DateTime" error request your help here

Excel file

 

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@ScottShearer 

 

For some reason i am unable to see the dynamic contents while writing the expression.Any idea what might be the reason for this?

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kdavis91
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@Somanna, were you able to solve your issue?

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ScottShearer
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@Somanna 

Here is a link to a post that I believe will solve your problem.

 

 

 

 

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Scott

@ScottShearer 

 

For some strange reason, I am unable to see the dynamic contents while writing the expression. Do you know what are the possible reasons for these kind of issue?

@ScottShearer 

 

For some reason i am unable to see the dynamic contents while writing the expression.Any idea what might be the reason for this?

Error.JPG

 

 

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kdavis91
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@Somanna if you create a Compose action and pass in the date using Dynamic Content, then you can reference the output of that Compose in a second Compose when you write the expression.

Add Days Expression2.png

Check your date output though, I have found that the date needs to be '1899-12-31', not '1899-12-30' as the linked discussion board says, in order for the date to be correct in my outputs.

 

I hope this helps!

 

Kyle

kdavis91
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@Somanna, were you able to solve your issue?

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Hello Davis @kdavis91 ,

 

Thank you this works perfectly fine i have follow up question or another requirement from my project team.

Now i want the date to be in DD/MMM/YYYY format. In this case when i do format date and time its not working. Its giving the same error which i used to get earlier. What should be the expression i should use to get **bleep**

kdavis91
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Hello,

 

The format should look like this including the apostrophes: 'dd-MMM-yyyy'

 

The expression could be something like this: 

addDays('1899-12-31',int(outputs('Compose')),'dd-MMM-yyyy')

 

 

Also, if one of the responses here helped you solve your issue, might I suggest that you mark that response as the solution. It looks like you marked one of your own responses as the solution, and that response did not contain a remedy for the issue.

 

Let me know if this helps!

 

Thanks,

Kyle

Hello Kyel,

 

Sorry i marked the correct solution 🙂 . The date format change is not working is this because of my column type in the SharePoint is the Date&Time. the out put is in dd/MMM/yyyy format but when the item is created in the SharePoint its still going back to MM/dd/yyyy.

 

{
"@odata.etag": "\"1\"",
"ItemInternalId": "20",
"ID": 20,
"Client_x0020_Name": "Test2",
"Date_x0020_of_x0020_Report": "2020-03-29",
"Date_x0020_report_x0020_was_x002": "2020-03-29",

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