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EFernando
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How to extract date and time from email

Hello,

 

very new with flow and automation. 

I want to create a google calendar event using the information in notification email body or subject. 

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this is the kind of email i would get. the invitee will be different every time. and the invitee email. also the date and time. 

 

all i want to do is a way to extract the date and time so i can plug it in to the workflow below. End time will always be 30 minutes after start time. i can do that by add minutes. but figuring out start time seems impossible.

EFernando_1-1619806544605.png

 

please, any help is greatly appreciated!!! 

 

-Eranga

 

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jinivthakkar
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@EFernando please share output of html to text action 

@jinivthakkar see below for both conversions of subject and body. i did them both in separate steps. 

Let me know if there's a different way to see the output

 

raw input for subject -

{
    "host": {
        "connectionReferenceName""shared_conversionservice",
        "operationId""HtmlToText"
    },
    "parameters": {
        "Content""<p>New Event: John Doe - 01:00pm Mon, May 3, 2021 - Tower Crane (CMM) - 30 min</p>"
    }
}
 

raw output for subject - 

{
    "statusCode"200,
    "headers": {
        "Pragma""no-cache",
        "Transfer-Encoding""chunked",
        "Vary""Accept-Encoding",
        "Strict-Transport-Security""max-age=31536000; includeSubDomains",
        "X-Content-Type-Options""nosniff",
        "X-Frame-Options""DENY",
        "Cache-Control""no-store, no-cache",
        "Set-Cookie""ARRAffinity=e6542d98ba549c57708befaa0104ee3a0d8267c5ad730919ce48720c5d020975;Path=/;HttpOnly;Secure;Domain=conversionservice-cus.azconn-cus.p.azurewebsites.net,ARRAffinitySameSite=e6542d98ba549c57708befaa0104ee3a0d8267c5ad730919ce48720c5d020975;Path=/;HttpOnly;SameSite=None;Secure;Domain=conversionservice-cus.azconn-cus.p.azurewebsites.net",
        "Timing-Allow-Origin""*",
        "x-ms-apihub-cached-response""false",
        "Date""Mon, 03 May 2021 15:14:33 GMT",
        "Content-Type""text/html; charset=utf-8",
        "Expires""-1",
        "Content-Length""75"
    },
    "body""New Event: John Doe - 01:00pm Mon, May 3, 2021 - Tower Crane (CMM) - 30 min"
}
 
 

raw input for body - 

{
    "host": {
        "connectionReferenceName""shared_conversionservice",
        "operationId""HtmlToText"
    },
    "parameters": {
        "Content""<p><html lang=\"en\" style=\"font-family:&quot;Proxima Nova&quot;,&quot;proxima-nova&quot;,Helvetica,Arial sans-serif\"><head style=\"font-family:&quot;Proxima Nova&quot;,&quot;proxima-nova&quot;,Helvetica,Arial sans-serif\">\r\n<meta http-equiv=\"Content-Type\" content=\"text/html; charset=utf-8\"><meta content=\"text/html; charset=utf-8\"><meta name=\"viewport\" content=\"width=device-width\" style=\"font-family:&quot;Proxima Nova&quot;,&quot;proxima-nova&quot;,Helvetica,Arial sans-serif\"><style>\r\n<!--\r\na:visited\r\n\t{color:#4d9bd7;\r\n\ttext-decoration:none}\r\na:link\r\n\t{color:#4d9bd7;\r\n\ttext-decoration:none}\r\n@media only screen and (max-width: 600px) {\r\na[class=\"btn\"]\r\n\t{display:block!important;\r\n\tmargin-bottom:10px!important;\r\n\tbackground-image:none!important;\r\n\tmargin-right:0!important}\r\ndiv[class=\"column\"]\r\n\t{width:auto!important;\r\n\tfloat:none!important}\r\ntable.social div[class=\"column\"]\r\n\t{width:auto!important}\r\n\r\n\t}\r\n-->\r\n</style></head><body bgcolor=\"#ffffff\" style=\"font-family:&quot;Proxima Nova&quot;,&quot;proxima-nova&quot;,Helvetica,Arial sans-serif; height:100%; width:100%!important; background-color:#ffffff\"><div class=\"main-wrapper\" style=\"font-family:&quot;Proxima Nova&quot;,&quot;proxima-nova&quot;,Helvetica,Arial sans-serif; padding:20px 0; margin:0 auto; max-width:600px\"><table class=\"body-wrap\" style=\"font-family:&quot;Proxima Nova&quot;,&quot;proxima-nova&quot;,Helvetica,Arial sans-serif; width:80%; margin:20px auto 0; margin:0 auto; padding-bottom:20px; border-bottom:1px dashed #dadada\"><tbody><tr style=\"font-family:&quot;Proxima Nova&quot;,&quot;proxima-nova&quot;,Helvetica,Arial sans-serif\"><td style=\"font-family:&quot;Proxima Nova&quot;,&quot;proxima-nova&quot;,Helvetica,Arial sans-serif; text-align:center\"><p style=\"font-family:&quot;Proxima Nova&quot;,&quot;proxima-nova&quot;,Helvetica,Arial sans-serif\"><img alt=\"Calendly\" src=\"http://assets.calendly.com/assets/emails/logo-email-header_legacy-bf5b520caa9ce340db28579b758ee14277...>"
    }
}
 

raw output for body - 

{
    "statusCode"200,
    "headers": {
        "Pragma""no-cache",
        "Transfer-Encoding""chunked",
        "Vary""Accept-Encoding",
        "Strict-Transport-Security""max-age=31536000; includeSubDomains",
        "X-Content-Type-Options""nosniff",
        "X-Frame-Options""DENY",
        "Cache-Control""no-store, no-cache",
        "Set-Cookie""ARRAffinity=e6542d98ba549c57708befaa0104ee3a0d8267c5ad730919ce48720c5d020975;Path=/;HttpOnly;Secure;Domain=conversionservice-cus.azconn-cus.p.azurewebsites.net,ARRAffinitySameSite=e6542d98ba549c57708befaa0104ee3a0d8267c5ad730919ce48720c5d020975;Path=/;HttpOnly;SameSite=None;Secure;Domain=conversionservice-cus.azconn-cus.p.azurewebsites.net",
        "Timing-Allow-Origin""*",
        "x-ms-apihub-cached-response""true",
        "Date""Mon, 03 May 2021 15:14:33 GMT",
        "Content-Type""text/html; charset=utf-8",
        "Expires""-1",
        "Content-Length""5135"
    },
}

@jinivthakkar not sure why my other comment got deleted

 

Raw input for subject - 

{
    "host": {
        "connectionReferenceName""shared_conversionservice",
        "operationId""HtmlToText"
    },
    "parameters": {
        "Content""<p>New Event: John Doe - 01:00pm Mon, May 3, 2021 - Tower Crane (CMM) - 30 min</p>"
    }
}
 
Raw output for subject - 
{
    "statusCode"200,
    "headers": {
        "Pragma""no-cache",
        "Transfer-Encoding""chunked",
        "Vary""Accept-Encoding",
        "Strict-Transport-Security""max-age=31536000; includeSubDomains",
        "X-Content-Type-Options""nosniff",
        "X-Frame-Options""DENY",
        "Cache-Control""no-store, no-cache",
        "Set-Cookie""ARRAffinity=e6542d98ba549c57708befaa0104ee3a0d8267c5ad730919ce48720c5d020975;Path=/;HttpOnly;Secure;Domain=conversionservice-cus.azconn-cus.p.azurewebsites.net,ARRAffinitySameSite=e6542d98ba549c57708befaa0104ee3a0d8267c5ad730919ce48720c5d020975;Path=/;HttpOnly;SameSite=None;Secure;Domain=conversionservice-cus.azconn-cus.p.azurewebsites.net",
        "Timing-Allow-Origin""*",
        "x-ms-apihub-cached-response""false",
        "Date""Mon, 03 May 2021 15:14:33 GMT",
        "Content-Type""text/html; charset=utf-8",
        "Expires""-1",
        "Content-Length""75"
    },
    "body""New Event: John Doe - 01:00pm Mon, May 3, 2021 - Tower Crane (CMM) - 30 min"
}
jinivthakkar
Community Champion
Community Champion

@EFernando here is how I did this, Compose step 1 has the raw output you shared

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Compose 4 - Event start date time

Compose 5 - Event end date time

Compose 6 - Subject 

The same has been passed to create event 

 

Expressions used are as below

outputs('Compose')['body'] //Compose 2

split(outputs('Compose_2'),' - ') //Compose 3

formatDateTime(outputs('Compose_3')[1],'yyyy-MM-dd hh:mm tt') //Compose 4

addToTime(outputs('Compose_4'),30,'Minute','yyyy-MM-dd hh:mm tt') //Compose 5

outputs('Compose_3')[0] //Compose 6

 

Hope this helps.

 

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@jinivthakkar thank you very much for taking time to help me. 

the only step that i can't figure out is Compose 2

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Mine looks like this. and mine is an expression instead of an output. 

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Please advise. thank you.

 

 

jinivthakkar
Community Champion
Community Champion

@EFernando what is the action before Compose, please can you share screenshot with that action ?

@jinivthakkar see below. Compose is Html to text 2

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jinivthakkar
Community Champion
Community Champion

@EFernando Compose 1 should be body from step 1 when an email arrives.

 

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@jinivthakkar I get this error for compose 2.

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see below for my updated flow. i fixed compose 1 per your direction.

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