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Create Event (v4) Action: Time zone issue on Outlook

I created a flow that creates a meeting invite when certain itens are inputed on a Sharepoint list.

 

The flow is creating the meeting event with the desired date and time zone (UTC-3:00 Brasilia).

 

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However, when I double click the event on the Outlook app to see detailed informations, the time zone reverts back to UTC 0:00 and the event ends up being 3 hours ahead.

 

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I have already checked the time zone configurations on Sharepoint, my Sharepoint user and Outlook. They are all set to the desired time zone (UTC-3:00 Brasilia).

 

Also, I tried to use the Create Event (v3) action instead of v4, since it seemed to work to an user with a similar issue, but it didn't work for me. Create event v4 time zone issue

 

This bug only occurs on Office 365 and Office 2016. We are having no problems on Outlook Online.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Re: Create Event (v4) Action: Time zone issue on Outlook

Hi @willmaeda,

 

Yes, I have tested the Create event (V4), Create event (V3) and Create event (V2) on my side, and I found the Create event (V4) action could not set the time zone, the other two actions could work perfectly.

And you said there is a user with some problem with Create Event (V3), maybe it's the issue with his calendar time zone setting, you could ask him to make sure the Outlook time zone setting. Or using the Create event V2 instead.

 

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Re: Create Event (v4) Action: Time zone issue on Outlook

I'm seeing the same behavior in a flow that we're using for Leave Approvals. For testing, I created another flow that takes items from a SharePoint list and puts them on my Outlook calendar. To compare, I added the Create event (V4) action twice: one with time zone set to UTC and the other with it set to local time (Eastern US), as shown below:

CreateEventV4_Actions_2020-02-17_10-21-18.png

When the events are added to Outlook, they show up in the proper place at the proper times, but when opening them, the Time Zone selector appears, set to UTC, and the times show the correct (UTC) time. 

CreateEventV4_Events_2020-02-17_10-21-18.png

 

At first, I thought it was some weird setting in my mailbox/Outlook instance. However, several colleagues have confirmed that the same thing is happening to them in similar situations.

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