Date – Convert to Custom Text

Out of the box, when you try to use a datetime field as text in an email template, you just end up with the date part of it formatted based on your culture (“8/9/2016” or something similar). This activity lets you pass in a datetime from CRM, and a whole lot of configuration options, to format up a datetime any way you want. The input parameters are friendly drop downs with details about what you’ll get for each option.

Usage Examples:

  • For a date, you want the text value formatted Sunday, September 5.
  • For a date, you want the text value formatted 20160908 1143AM (GMT -0500) Eastern Standard Time

Input Parameters

Parameter Name Type Description Default
Date to Modify Date Time The datetime that you want formatted {null}
Time Zone for Display Option Set The timezone that the datetime should be formatted to. Can be a dynamic or one of the 75 static values supported by CRM:
– The User Running the Worklfow
– The Owner of the Record
– (GMT-10:00) Hawaii
The User Running the Worklfow
First part 1 Option Set The first part of the final resulting text. Can be any part of the datetime or a spacer. Day – The day of the month from 1 – 31 (“d”)
…then part 2 Option Set The next part of the resulting text. Can be any part of the datetime or a spacer. Nothing
…then part 3 Option Set The next part of the resulting text. Can be any part of the datetime or a spacer. Nothing
…then part 4 Option Set The next part of the resulting text. Can be any part of the datetime or a spacer. Nothing
…then part 5 Option Set The next part of the resulting text. Can be any part of the datetime or a spacer. Nothing
…then part 6 Option Set The next part of the resulting text. Can be any part of the datetime or a spacer. Nothing
…then part 7 Option Set The next part of the resulting text. Can be any part of the datetime or a spacer. Nothing
…then part 8 Option Set The next part of the resulting text. Can be any part of the datetime or a spacer. Nothing
…then part 9 Option Set The next part of the resulting text. Can be any part of the datetime or a spacer. Nothing
…then part 10 Option Set The next part of the resulting text. Can be any part of the datetime or a spacer. Nothing
…then part 11 Option Set The next part of the resulting text. Can be any part of the datetime or a spacer. Nothing
…then part 12 Option Set The next part of the resulting text. Can be any part of the datetime or a spacer. Nothing
…then part 13 Option Set The next part of the resulting text. Can be any part of the datetime or a spacer. Nothing
…then part 14 Option Set The next part of the resulting text. Can be any part of the datetime or a spacer. Nothing
…then part 15 Option Set The next part of the resulting text. Can be any part of the datetime or a spacer. Nothing
…then part 16 Option Set The next part of the resulting text. Can be any part of the datetime or a spacer. Nothing
…then part 17 Option Set The next part of the resulting text. Can be any part of the datetime or a spacer. Nothing
…then part 18 Option Set The next part of the resulting text. Can be any part of the datetime or a spacer. Nothing
…then part 19 Option Set The next part of the resulting text. Can be any part of the datetime or a spacer. Nothing
…then part 20 Option Set The next part of the resulting text. Can be any part of the datetime or a spacer. Nothing

Output Parameters

Parameter Name Type Description
Formatted Date Text The datetime value as text, based on the input formats.