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sacheu
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How can i get the month in string on a date 20 days ago from now

Hi, 

I am trying to get  the month in string on a date 20 days ago from now

Here is the expression I tried in my flow:

 

addDays( formatDateTime(utcNow(), 'dd-mm-yyyy'), -20)
 
But I get an error saying 
 
In function 'addDays', the value provided for date time string '15-28-2020' was not valid. The datetime string must match ISO 8601 format.'.
 
Can you please tell me if there is another way to do this?
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RobElliott
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Super User

Hi @sacheu in Power Automate months are always in upper case MM. Lower case is for minutes. One way to get just the month is to use a Convert time zone action:
MM.png

The output of MM will be 12, MMM will give you Dec and MMMM December and you can use the Converted Time output in follow-on actions.

Rob
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v-alzhan-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @sacheu ,

 

You could take a try with expression below to achieve the requirement:

formatDateTime(addDays(utcNow(),-20),'MM')

Please let me know if your problem could be solved.

 

Best regards,

Alice       

 

Community Support Team _ Alice Zhang
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