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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.

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    Helaria Shaningwa
    RPA Intern
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  • 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

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    Shuaib Salie

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  • 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.

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    Helaria Shaningwa
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  • 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.

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    Manpreet Kaur
    Manager
    Deloitte
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  • 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.

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

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

    Glad to hear it worked :)​​

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    Manpreet Kaur
    Manager
    Deloitte
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