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Can't send datetime to flow.

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Hi,

I'm building a chatbot, that asks the user for a date, using the Date and Time entity. This value is stored with data type of datetime.

 

I would like to pass this value to an action, but it won't let pick the variable from the list of options. The action itself asks for a PVA input with datatype text. 

 

How can I pass the datetime to my action? 

 

Thanks

Jan

 

  • spencey11 Profile Picture
    spencey11 8 on at
    Re: Can't send datetime to flow.

    Thank you! @HenryJammes it worked a treat. 

  • HenryJammes Profile Picture
    HenryJammes on at
    Re: Can't send datetime to flow.

    I see @spencey11. This looks similar to this thread: Solved: Re: Passing a Multi Choice Question response to a ... - Power Platform Community (microsoft.com)

    Let me know if that helps

  • spencey11 Profile Picture
    spencey11 8 on at
    Re: Can't send datetime to flow.

    I think i jumped on the back of an old post, only just started with PVA. I have a choice (choices-P-S-U)menu Pending, Successful and Unsuccessful options. My flow (FlowPVA) has a text field to capture the users response from a variable which I then want to email to someone else in the firm. The problem I have is that the selected choice is not allowing me to pass to Flow as i am getting incorrect type:EmbeddedOptionSet. How can i ensure the selected choice variable is converted to text so that i can pass it to Flow?

  • Expiscornovus Profile Picture
    Expiscornovus 1,673 on at
    Re: Can't send datetime to flow.

    Hi @HenryJammes,

     

    This is a thread of 2 years ago. Shouldn't be an issue in the current version like you already demonstrated 😁

  • HenryJammes Profile Picture
    HenryJammes on at
    Re: Can't send datetime to flow.

    Hi everyone,

     

    I'm not sure I understand the issue here.

    I'm able to pass a date and time variable to Power Automate, and in Power Automate be able to handle it as a date, for example to format it differently:

     

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    E.g.

    formatDateTime(triggerBody()['text'], 'f')

    HenryJammes_1-1679571671836.png

     

  • spencey11 Profile Picture
    spencey11 8 on at
    Re: Can't send datetime to flow.

    Is this the same for passing choice values to Flow? Any steers on how you would achieve this as a workaround?

  • janszett Profile Picture
    janszett 3 on at
    Re: Can't send datetime to flow.

    Thank you. 

  • Expiscornovus Profile Picture
    Expiscornovus 1,673 on at
    Re: Can't send datetime to flow.

    Hi @janszett,


    As far as I am aware the Power Automate PVA trigger action currently only supports text, number and boolean input data types.

     

    I was running into the same issue when I came across this post. If I can find a workaround I will post it over here.

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