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Last updated Jul 19, 2024

Modify Date

UiPath.Core.Activities.ModifyDate

Description

Updates a date value using modifications including adding or subtracting days and finding the first or last day of the week, month, or year.

Project compatibility

Windows - Legacy | Windows | Cross-platform

Cross-platform configuration

  • Date to modify - The date value to be modified.
  • Add a sub-activity to select how the date should be modified:

    • Find Next/Previous Day of Week - Adds this activity inside Modify Date.

      • Find - Determines if the next or previous date of the indicated day of the week should be found.
      • Day - Select the day of the week whose date will be found.
    • Add/Substract Time Period - Adds this activity inside Modify Date.

      • Operation - Select an operation between Add and Subtract.
      • Value - Select the value to be added or subtracted.
      • Time Unit - Select the time unit to be added or subtracted.
    • Find Start/End of Week/Month/Year - Adds this activity inside Modify Date.

      • Find - Select whether to find the first or last day of the indicated time unit.
      • Of - Select the time unit of which to find the first or last day.
Advanced options

Options

  • Format output as Text - If selected, outputs the resulting date as a string with a specific format.
  • Date format - Select a predefined format for the text result.
  • Custom date format - Set a date format that will be used to output the result as text.
  • Use custom date format - If selected, the activity uses the format selected in the Custom date format property.

Output

  • Save result as DateTime - Saves the resulting value as a date.
Body

Sub-activities that modify the date are added in this section.

Windows - Legacy, Windows configuration

Designer panel
  • Click the Add modification button to select how the date should be modified:

    • Find Next/Previous Day of Week - Adds this activity inside Modify Date.

      • Find - Determines if the next or previous date of the indicated day of the week should be found.
      • Day - Select the day of the week whose date will be found.
    • Add/Substract Time Period - Adds this activity inside Modify Date.

      • Operation - Select an operation between Add and Subtract.
      • Value - Select the value to be added or subtracted.
      • Time Unit - Select the time unit to be added or subtracted.
    • Find Start/End of Week/Month/Year - Adds this activity inside Modify Date.

      • Find - Select whether to find the first or last day of the indicated time unit.
      • Of - Select the time unit of which to find the first or last day.

To test the modifications added so far, click Test, then enter a date and click Test to test the current modifications.

Properties panel
Common
  • Display Name - The name displayed for the activity in the Designer panel.
Input
  • Date to modify - The date value to be modified.
Misc
  • Private - If selected, the values of variables and arguments are no longer logged at Verbose level.

Options

  • Custom date format - Set a date format that will be used to output the result as text.
  • Date format - Select a predefined format for the text result.
  • Format output as Text - If selected, outputs the resulting date as a string with a specific format.
  • Use custom date format - If selected, the activity uses the format selected in the Custom date format property.

Output

  • Save result as DateTime - Saves the resulting value as a date.
  • Save result as Text - Saves the resulting value as text.

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