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Date and time format wrong when converting xlsx to pdf

Hi all


I got an issue when converting an xlsx spreadsheet into a pdf using the convert file connector from OneDrive. The date and number format is put out as "en-US" instead of "de-CH", which means date format is mm/dd/yyyy instead of The xlsx displays the correct values in the fat client as well as in the online version. All my regional settings in O365 (account, onedrive, sharepoint) are correctly set. I also found an option in the Power Automate settings that says "regional settings" but they're also correctly set... 


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Here's the onedrive conversion connector that causes the issue: 

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This is how the date looks in Excel:



This is how it's translated during the conversion:


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Hi @marc756,


I tested the Flow on my side but not find the same issue. I tried both Convert file using path and Convert file and they could convert it normally. All of My regional settings are 'en-us', not "de-CH".

Screenshot 2020-11-19 135555.jpg


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Here is Excel number format setting:Screenshot 2020-11-19 140603.jpg


Best Regards,
Community Support Team _ Lin Tu
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Hi Lin Tu


Thanks for verifying. I figured out that the cell format was prefixed with an asterisk, which allows to convert into another regional format. I've now set it to use explicitly:


Now, it's getting very odd, as the date in the converted pdf is now in UK format dd/mm/yyyy:





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I've conducted another test today and it remains odd. I've created two lines with different de-CH formatting in a blank excel file:

Test2.xlsx - Excel.png

Zellen formatieren.png

And here's the output of the PDF converted by PowerAutomate:

est2.pdf - Adobe Acrobat Reader DC.png

So it seems to be a delimiter issue. Instead of a period '.' the PDF shows a slash '/'

Can you file a bug report for this issue?


New Member

Same issue, make´s me wicked. I think this is a major bug in onedrive.

Please MS fix it:-)

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