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Status Not Planned
Categories Workflow Designer
Created by Smiley Baltz
Created on May 22, 2023

Adding support for correctly formatted UTC string variables as a valid input for date manipulation, alongside datetime declared variables, to simplify workflows.

I am submitting my idea to advocate for an enhancement that I believe would greatly benefit users like me. I kindly request your consideration in adding support for correctly formatted UTC string variables as a valid input for date manipulation, in addition to the current functionality of using datetime declared variables. Specifically, the ‘Pause until date’ action and potentially adding an additional action, ‘Format string as date’. The ‘Pause until date’ does allow for manual string input; however, we are unable to dynamically add in a formatted string variable as input.

Currently, workflow actions allow users to work with datetime declared variables when performing date-related operations. While this functionality serves its purpose for many scenarios, it often requires additional steps and conversions when working with date inputs in string format. This limitation becomes more pronounced when dealing with UTC timestamps – at times as text output.

By enabling the use of correctly formatted UTC string variables as date input, the workflow would empower users to seamlessly integrate date information from diverse sources without the need for manual conversions or extra scripting. This enhancement would simplify workflows, streamline data handling, and greatly enhance the overall user experience.

Thank you for considering my request. I genuinely appreciate your dedication to delivering an exceptional software experience and believe that this enhancement would greatly contribute to achieving that goal. I look forward to hearing your thoughts on this matter and eagerly anticipate the possibility of seeing this feature come to fruition.

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    Leigh Burke
    Sep 6, 2023

    Thank you very much for posting your feedback for our review. At this time, we will not be adding this request to the near-term backlog, as low number of votes and we are focused on other highly requested features. However, we reevaluate requests every quarter and will reach out if priorities change. Please keep the feedback coming as it is critical for our longer-term planning.