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  • 1.  How to write 20220915 as 2022/09/15

    Posted 09-15-2022 14:04
    Good day

    Can you please help me out as i am new to blue prism.
    How can i write this data item value "20201015" as 2020/10/15?. This value i am getting it from a business object as it is by using a read stage. I tried using split text and extract regex values but no difference.

    This value "20221015" is read and stored in the data Item as Text.
    FomatDate did also not work.

    Helaria Shaningwa
    RPA Intern

  • 2.  RE: How to write 20220915 as 2022/09/15

    Posted 09-15-2022 15:12
    Hi Helaria,

    Here's a way of achieving what you want, hopefully it can help you. 
    So first we need a way to extract the day, month and year from your text data item:

    Right([Data1], 2) - We are extracting the day here
    Left([Data1], 4) - We are extracting the year
    Mid([Data1], 5, 2) - We are extracting the month

    Then we need to make it a date:

    MakeDate(Right([Data1], 2), Mid([Data1], 5, 2), Left([Data1], 4))

    Then lastly we put it all together and format the date (The below expression is what you'll use in your calc stage):

    FormatDate(MakeDate(Right([Data1], 2), Mid([Data1], 5, 2), Left([Data1], 4)), "yyyy/MM/dd")

    There might be simpler ways of achieving this.

    I hope it helps you
    Thank you

    Shuaib Salie


  • 3.  RE: How to write 20220915 as 2022/09/15

    Posted 09-16-2022 13:53
    Hi Shuaib Salie

    Issue is resolved, thanks very much for your input.
    Much appreciated.

    Helaria Shaningwa

  • 4.  RE: How to write 20220915 as 2022/09/15

    Posted 09-15-2022 19:46
    Hi @Helaria Shaningwa,

    You can

    For finding year:

    For finding Date:

    For finding month, since we know that it will always be after 4th character and its format is MM (2 characters) hence:

    For performing final calculation:

    Please let me know if it doesn't work for you.

    Manpreet Kaur

  • 5.  RE: How to write 20220915 as 2022/09/15

    Posted 09-16-2022 13:52
    Hi Manpreet Kaur

    It is working perfectly.
    Thank you very much.

    Helaria Shaningwa

  • 6.  RE: How to write 20220915 as 2022/09/15

    Posted 09-16-2022 15:09
    Hi @Helaria Shaningwa,

    Glad to hear it worked :)​​

    Manpreet Kaur

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