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NeohLooi
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Helper II

Convert Date Time Format

I run a desktop flow that get date from excel file and want to input it to a date picker in google form. 
I have a hard time convert the date to the format in date picker in google form.

The date format I get from excel : 1st May 2021

The date format google form require : 1-May-2021

 

Is that anyway I can convert the date? Or is that any formula/expression can perform this conversion? 

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Look at the article posted by @VJR

 

him and I both posted different ways you can replace text to get rid of the “st, nd, rd, or th”. 

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VJR
Multi Super User
Multi Super User

Hi @NeohLooi 

 

Can you take a look at my similar post here.

That should be able to help you achieve what you are looking for.

Kresimir_RPA
Advocate IV
Advocate IV

You can use action called Convert datetime to text and then use custom format d-MMM-yyyy.

 

datePADforum.JPG

 

Regards,

Krešimir

I tried this solution, but PAD do not identify 1st May 2021 as a valid date format, the error mentioned it nots a valid date format.

Look at the article posted by @VJR

 

him and I both posted different ways you can replace text to get rid of the “st, nd, rd, or th”. 

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If my post has answered your question, please thumbs up and mark this post as a solution.

I also offer paid consulting services. If you would like to discuss this option, please feel free to DM me and we can set up a time to join a Zoom call and fix any issues you are having.

I just found out when the month is August, due to the replace text action, it become Augu at the end. Any solution can avoid this issue?

VJR
Multi Super User
Multi Super User

Hi @NeohLooi

 

That's a good find.

 

st comes only for 1st, 21st, 31st.

So in the replace add 1st. But add back the 1 after replacing with blank.

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