I have seen all the suggestions for extracting the day of the week from a long date in a SP workflow. I would love to be able to set my date/time variable to a long date but the system will not let me. What is the problem?

Variable I am trying to create as long date

  • Sorry I am missing the bigger picture. Once you have a date time object can't you just format it in the way you want? Jul 7, 2016 at 15:26

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Like Amal said you can just change how it appears in your form. I would suggest making custom forms to do this. You can find date formats here: Custom date formats. Unless I am misunderstanding what you are trying to do.


make that workflow variable as string data type. You can able to access those dropdown values

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