because of my flow i use ecxel online. During my flow i store somes dates in that excel sheet. First the date of receipt and second the date of evaluation. Now I want to have the duration (DAYS) between the two. Sadly i can not subtract the two dates like i could do with desktop ecxel version. Because if i subtract these two dates, the result is #value. Hope there are a solution.
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1.-how do you currently store date value on the the excel columns? As 'Date' format, so you transform them into integer first? Or just regular text?
2.-I assume you need to read the excel row to get both column before substracting them, right?
If you can please perform a 'Get a row' or 'List rows present in a table' and share the outputs of a row with both Date column values filled, we can provide further assistance
1. I store the dates in that following formate
2. And it looks like that, if i perform get a row
So actually the same formate.... but i dont know
Thanx for this superb feedback! So this means the Excel column format is not Date.
I just need some time to replicate a test scenario, so I can suggest further steps to be added after 'Get a row'. I guess the magic shall be based on both split() and ticks() WDL funtions
So I stored temporarily both dates you obtain through 'Get a row' in two Compose action blocks:
Now I transform them into yyyy/MM/dd format, and finally a calculate the interval
You can compact everything in a single WDL expression, but I believe it is easier to understand this way
Interval is calcultated by using the following WDL expression:
Intermediate steps (i.e. transform date format into yyyy-MM-dd is achieved by means of the following WDL expressions:
Now, once I execute my test flow with the example dates you provided I obtain 14 as the final result
Hope this helps
Thank you but i still have some problems. I did it like you showed.
But now there are some faults and it said, that please correct the actions Verfassen, Verfassen 1 and Verfassen 2 as there is no valid reference. Maybe you have an idea to solve that.
Thank you, yes that helped. Now i build that as well into my flow. The result is that i have the same steps like you, but i used my excel fields for the first steps instead of tipping the dates. And it works. And it makes no difference if a month has 30 or 31 days.. Nice Thank you.
I have two column in my excel, column : created and updated.
format type of both column is date.
Now, I want to perform subtraction between both column.
for that i have created 2 variable named as var1 and var2 and type of var1 and var2 is integer
and i have set the value for var1 is created and var2 is updated
Now i dont have much idea how to proceed, please help
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