Go to Solution. Rob Los Gallardos If I've answered your question or solved your problem, please mark this question as answered. This helps others who have the same question find a solution quickly via the forum search. If you liked my response, please consider giving it a thumbs up.
View solution in original post. I suspect your problem is that the dayOfWeek function expects the date in the form of a Timespan string, not a dateTime value.
Try this formula instead:. If you like my response, please give it a Thumbs Up. Try it with what I put, I didn't use formatdateTime but used a compose control with. Could you post a screenshot of your flow as it currently is as that will make it easier for us to find out why it's not working for you.
Try this function. It looks from the error message that you also need to make sure that you are actually passing a DateTime value into the Flow.
The error says it is null. I think i know what is the mistake i made. If i applied in recurrence Flow, it will returns error. But if i use automated, it works fine. Is it still throwing the error? If it is then you need to verify that DateTimeRecieved actually contains data and is not Null. Otherwise the function now looks to be correct. Yes the trigger should be "When a new email arrives". The recurrence is unecessary and causing the problem.
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You're still not using the flow I posted but if it works that's great. RobElliott instead, I use your recommended query and use automated flow and it is working fine now. Click for the top entries. Skip to main content. Turn on suggestions. Auto-suggest helps you quickly narrow down your search results by suggesting possible matches as you type.
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Message 1 of I've just started using PowerBI literally about half an hour agoand the tutorial data that I'm using is showing DayOfWeek for as 4th day of the week, and the column also contains 0s as day of the week.
Now was a Friday, so I'd really love it if the dataset could show me Friday as 5, Sunday as 7 and Monday as 1. Is there a newbie-friendly way of doing this? Go to Solution. The problem you are facing, is the following: the creator of the data that your are using created this calendar table, was thinking that Monday is best represented by 0. I also met a person decades ago that was thinking a similar thing, maybe it was the same person.
If you dare you could create your own maybe your first calculated column by doing the following:. This will create a new column in your table, here is a screenshot that shows me entering the formula with the available options of the formula WEEKDAY.
View solution in original post. This says: If it is a Sunday, provide a value of 7. Else, Provide the weekday number minus 1. This will give you a value of 1 for Monday, 2 for Tuesday, etc. I would close the Query Editor and go back to the main visualization view.
You should see your table on the right. Right-click on your table and select "New column. Turn on suggestions. Auto-suggest helps you quickly narrow down your search results by suggesting possible matches as you type. Showing results for.How to fill in missing data with a simple formula
Search instead for. Did you mean:. All forum topics Previous Topic Next Topic. Olia Helper III.Last month we announced new actions and expressions to help you work with dates and times.
Read more today, to learn about how to use these features. One common scenario is to send an email about files created in a OneDrive or SharePoint list. You want the created time text in the email to be in the right time zone for your company. Now, select New Step and Add an Action. You will be given a lot of options — we support over different actions today. You will see the six actions that we have today:. Note that all times output by any action are in UTC. Finally, you can choose a friendly format string to include in your email.
First, fill out who you want the email to go to, and the subject of the email. You can select both items to put them into the body of the email. With all the various properties it could look like this in the Flow designer:.
Save your flow! Now, when you add a file to document library, you'll get a new email that looks like this showing the File properties on the top, and the actual email content on the bottomnotice the formatted date times that are in Pacific Time, not UTC:. Another common ask is to create a relative time in your flow — for example, to create a task that is due at the end of the day. Like with the first flowcreate from blank. This time, select the Recurrence trigger.
Now you can select New Step and Add an action. For this action you'll choose how many hours in the future you want the task to be due:.
Working with dates & times in Microsoft Flow
Finally, you can add the task. Add an action and select where you want to task to be for example Todoist. First, you will provide a Subject. Here, you'll see the output for Future time. Select that and it'll be included as the due date. You're all set — now each weekday you'll get a new task due for you at the end of the day.
We hope you found these examples helpful, if you have any questions about how to work with Dates and Times, please reach out to us on the community. Because we want the same pattern each week, the Interval and Frequency are set to 1 week.
Then, inside of each week, you can have multiple days, or even hours, for the trigger to run at. Blog Walkthroughs.This makes it a lot easier to work with dates and times. You can use the "Data Operations - Compose" action to work with those dates.
For a workflow it can be very useful to get the current date, day, month or even year. To do this, the following scenarios are possible:. Take it for a spin yourself! It's really great way to use date and times it in different cases. Serge Luca wrote a great blog about other possibilities of the Workflow Definition Language.
Dates For a workflow it can be very useful to get the current date, day, month or even year. To do this, the following scenarios are possible: Datetime " utcnow " The above code snippet will return this: T Monday Month " utcnow 'MM' " The above snippet will return the current month: 05 You can also get the full name of the month: " utcnow 'mmmm' " The above snippet will return the full name of the current month: May Year " utcnow 'yyyy' " The above snippet will return current year: Times Long time " utcnow 'T' " The above snippet will return the long time: PM Short time " utcnow 't' " The above snippet will return the short time: PM Conclusion Take it for a spin yourself!
Microsoft Flow. Author Daniel Laskewitz. You might enjoy: Previous post Post Yammer announcements through a button triggered Flow with approval. Next post SharePoint Saturday London slides available. Home NL.Of course you could also get this to work from a CDS record or any other trigger. Initialize HolidaysArray — The first action is to take the comma-separated list of Holidays from the trigger and convert it to an array so we can use it later in the Flow.
We do this using the Split expression ; this will convert a comma-separated list such as , into an array that looks like:. Compose StartDateTicks — in Excel dates are stored as sequential serial numbers starting with 1 for January 1 For example, the date 10 December has a tick value of Initialize FullDays integer Variable — Now that we have the tick values for the start date and the end date, we can subtract the start date from the end date then divide the result to convert the result to the number of days.
We also add 1 to this result to give us the total number of whole days between the start date and end date, inclusive of the end date. The expression we use is.
Decrement WorkDays by 2 for each Full Week — we know that in any given 7 day period there will be two weekend days, so we need to remove these from the total number of days returned above. The way we do this is to divide the total number of days value by 7, then multiply it by 2, and then subtract this result from the total number of days. For example, if you had 14 days total, then you could divide this by 7 giving 2then multiply it by 2 giving 4and subtract this from 14 giving This tells you that in a 14 day period there are 10 working days and 4 weekend days.
The expression we use to calculate this is:. Decrement WorkDays by 1 if Start and End are the same day on a weekend — we need to account for situations in which the Start Day and End Day are the same day of the week i. The reason for this is that if we started and finished on a Sunday, this would be 8 days in total. If so, we want to decrement the WorkDays variable by 2. If so, we want to Decrement the WorkDays variable by 1.
If so, we want to Decrement the WorkDays variable by 2. Response — the final step in my Flow is a Response action. In my response I have 3 outputs:. View all posts by ryanmaclean Like Like. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google account. You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your Facebook account.
Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. Search for:. We do this using the Split expression ; this will convert a comma-separated list such as , into an array that looks like: [ "", "", "", "", "" ] 3. The expression we use is add div sub outputs 'EndDateTicks' ,outputs 'StartDateTicks',1 Note: The next 7 steps in the Flow Step 6 — Step 12 will help us to calculate the number of working days in the total number of days we had returned above.
The dark mode beta is finally here. Change your preferences any time. Stack Overflow for Teams is a private, secure spot for you and your coworkers to find and share information. If you want to set first day of the week to Monday with integer value 1 and Sunday with integer value 7. Learn more. How to get the integer value of day of week Ask Question. Asked 8 years, 2 months ago. Active 1 year, 8 months ago. Viewed k times.
How do I get the day of a week in integer format? I know ToString will return only a string. Joe, I was unable to reformat his code for placing his code in code block, why is that? You're calling ToString so why would you expect anything but a string?
Working with Dates and Times inside of your flows
Dave, I had to separate it a line from the text of the question, or else it just indented the code Active Oldest Votes. Joe Joe If you want to do it faster, take a look to this: stackoverflow. DayOfWeek; First day of the week: Sunday with a value of zero.
Up-voted as all sane people would want this. ISO is quite clear on the point. Monday is day 1, Sunday is day 7. Didn't release the DayOfWeek property would return zero on sunday. Almost introduced a bug by implementing the top voted answer. FiveTools FiveTools 5, 14 14 gold badges 55 55 silver badges 82 82 bronze badges.
JustinSatyr - FiveTools was clearly just giving an example. It is not his fault the author was attempting to set a String value to an integer variable. Ramhound: I didn't downvote and I wasn't criticizing.
I thought he misread the code. And apparently I was correct by the fact that he corrected his code. Try this. ToInt32 currentDateTime. DayOfWeek .I would like to create a flow that allows me to send emails to my team that are already pre-written.
They will be the same 5 or 6 emails sent every day at the same times each day but I only want to send them on the weekdays and not the weekends. But this does not allow for specific days to be excluded when creating Flows.
I am unable to find any way to do this thus far. I would think a feature like days and time or a recurring event would be one of the first things that would be included in an automation framework.
Thank you in advance for you time and effort. Go to Solution. Instead of having a flow only triggering on weekdays, I trigger the flow every day and check that it's a weekday before doing any work.
To break it down, we first find the current time when the flow is triggered in UTC time with utcNow. We can then compare the day of the week with the weekdays by comparing the string text value of the day of the week with the weekday values I wasn't super happy with having to convert to a string.
According to the documentation that should be possible, but I wasn't able to get that to save. There's probably something I missed there, but the above solution will definitely work. I hope that helps with your flows! There's really a whole lot that's opened up through advanced queries, but the debugging experience can be pretty difficult. We're always looking for ways to expose these advanced control capabilities in the designer to save users from having to dig into the query language to get what they want done.
View solution in original post. It is true that Flow does not have such recurrence to allow you specify the days of the week or the date and time. Here is the feedback forum link:.
The approach I'm looking into is using a reocurreing calendar appointment to trigger a flow. Havn't figured it out yet though maybe this approach will "light the spark" for someone who knows the fundamentals of flow more than I do.
You can select Run the flow every week and then use Preview feature On these days and select the days of the week that you want the flow to run on. It seems like this has now been solved within Microsoft Flow to allow only certain days to be selected through the Frequency: Week. Is Flow--er sorry, Power Automate, an actual big-boy product or someone's school project?
The simple stock clock app on my phone has the ability for me to make an alarm only sound on certain days of the week.