Usage Of Add Days In Power Automate

Introduction

In Power Automate, one of the common scenarios is to do some operations on the current date. So, Add Days are one of the functions which works on the current date so that you can do certain actions like sending an email to alert or give information to the user. As an example here I am adding 5 days.

Step 1

Login to the required Power Apps environment using URL make.powerapps.com by providing the user name and password and click on Flows on the left-hand side as shown in the below figure.

Usage of Add Days in Power Automate

Step 2

After step 1, click on New Flow and select instant cloud flow and provide the trigger as Manually trigger a flow and click on Create as shown in the below figure.

Usage of Add Days in Power Automate

Step 3

After step 2, name the flow as AddDays and click on + New Step and Choose Compose operation and provide the following step name as Get UTC Date and Time now.

Inputs

utcNow()

And click on ok/Update and save. Here this step extracts the current UTC date and time as shown in the below figure.

Usage of Add Days in Power Automate

Step 4

After step 3, click on + New Step and Choose Compose Operation from actions and provide the following step name as Add 5 Days and change to the American Format and provide input as,

addDays(timestamp: string, days: integer, format?: string)

Which expects 3 parameters time stamp as string and days in the form of integer and format as a string and provide the input as below,

addDays(outputs('Get_UTC_Date_and_Time_now'),5,'MM-dd-yyyy')

And click on save as shown in the below figure.

Usage of Add Days in Power Automate

Step 5

After step 4, test and run the flow and see the desired result that 5 days are added to the current UTC date-time now as shown in the below figure,

Usage of Add Days in Power Automate

Note

  1. Make sure to save and run the flow whenever you try expressions.
  2. MS documentation is found here
  3. This article focuses on adding days based on the current date, similarly addDays, addHours, addMinutes also can be used.

Conclusion

In this way, we can easily add days to the current date in the Power Automate flow.