Power Apps Today Date Without Time | Power Apps Now()

Recently, I got an opportunity to work with the Now, Today, IsToday, and UTCNow functions to get the current date and time, current date without time, date format, etc.

In this Power Apps tutorial, I will explore all about PowerApps now() format, PowerApps now() timezone, Power Apps today format, Power Apps today date without time, and Power Apps get current year with different scenarios.

Also, we will work with Power Apps current date and Power Apps if date is less than today.

Power Apps Now()

The Power Apps Now() function gets the current date and time as a date/time value. This function works with the current user’s local time.

Power Apps Now Function Syntax:

Now()
powerapps now()

Power Apps Now() Format

To change the current date and time format to “mm/dd/yyyy” format using the Now() function, follow the code below. [you can write the code on Label’s Text property]

Text = Text(
    Now(),
    "mm/dd/yyyy hh:mm:ss"
)
powerapps now() format

Power Apps Now() Timezone

Suppose you want to convert the UTC time returned by Now() to a specific timezone, such as “Eastern Standard Time (EST)” in Power Apps.

To achieve it, you can follow the below to set the Text label’s Text property.

Text = Text(
    Now() + Time(
        5,
        0,
        0
    ),
    "[$-en-US]yyyy/mm/dd hh:mm:ss AM/PM"
)
powerapps now() timezone

Power Apps Now() Add Dates

In this example, if you want to add 15 days to the current date, you can use the code below.

Text = Text(
    DateAdd(
        Now(),
        15
    ),
    "mm/dd/yyyy hh:mm:ss"
)
powerapps now() adddays

Power Apps Today Function

Power Apps IsToday function helps to test whether a date/time value is between midnight today and midnight tomorrow. The result of this function returns a Boolean (true or false) value. Also, this function works with the local time of the current user.

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Power Apps Today Function Syntax:

Today()
powerapps today function

Power Apps Today Format

To change the current date and time format using the Today() function, follow the code below.

Text = Text(
    Today(),
    "dd/mm/yyyy hh:mm:ss"
)

Note:

The Power Apps Today Function is helps to get the current date only, leaving the time portion as midnight, and displays it as a string.

Output:

power apps today format

Power Apps Today Date Without Time

In this example, I will show you how to get the current or today’s date without time using the Today() function.

For that, you can set the below code to the DatePicker’s DefaultDate property, as shown below.

DefaultDate = Today()

Note:

Whenever you add the date picker control to the Power Apps, it will always display the current date as a Default date without time.
powerapps today date without time

Power Apps If Date is Less Than Today

Now, I will show you how to work with the Power Apps if the date is less than today using a simple example.

Example:

I have a SharePoint list named “Product Details” and this list contains the below fields.

Column NameData Type
Product NameIt is a default single line of text column
ManufacturerChoice
PriceCurrency
QuantityNumber
Purchase DateDate and time
powerapps if date is less than today

In Power Apps, there is a Data table control having the SharePoint Online list records. Now, I would like to filter and display each record from the SharePoint list based on the date [If Date is Less Than Today].

To work around this, you can use the code to set the data table’s Items property.

Items = Filter(
    'Product Details',
    PurchaseDate < Today()
)

Where,

  • ‘Product Details’ = SharePoint Online list
  • PurchaseDate = SharePoint list date and time field
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Have a look at the below screenshot for the output:

powerapps if the date is less than today

Power Apps IsToday Function

Power Apps IsToday function helps to test whether a date/time value is between midnight today and midnight tomorrow. The result of this function returns a Boolean (true or false) value. Also, this function works with the local time of the current user.

Power Apps IsToday Function Syntax:

IsToday(DateTime)

Where,

DateTime = This is required. Specify a date/time value to test

Power Apps IsToday Function Example

Suppose you want to check if the current date is equal to Today; the Text label displays the text “This date is today!” Otherwise, if the date is not today’s date, the function returns the text “This date is not today.”

To do so, follow the below code.

Text = If(
    IsToday(4 / 16 / 2024),
    "This date is today!",
    "This date is not today"
)
powerapps IsToday function

Power Apps UTCNow Function

Note:

UTCNow, UTCToday, and IsUTCToday are only available in Microsoft Dataverse for Teams formula columns, and only for time-independent fields and values.
Power Apps UTCNow Function

However, you can use the DatePicker’s Date time zone as UTC, as shown below.

PowerApps UTCNow Function

Power Apps Current Time

In this example, I will show you how to get the current time [Without Date] using Timer control. To achieve it, follow the below steps.

1. On The Power Apps Screen, insert a Timer control, set its Duration property to 1000, and make the Repeat property true [The timer will run for one second, automatically start over, and continue that pattern].

2. Next, set the Timer control’s OnTimerEnd property to the code below.

OnTimerEnd = Set(CurrentTime, Now())

Where,

  • CurrentTime = Power Apps Variable Name
powerapps current time

3. Now, insert a Text label and set its Text property as:

Text = Text(
    CurrentTime,
    DateTimeFormat.LongTime24
)
How to get powerapps current time

4. Save and Preview the app. Whenever the user clicks or taps the Timer control, The text label continually shows the current time, as shown below.

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Output:

power apps current time

This is how we can work with Power Apps current time without a date.

Power Apps Get Current Year

If you want to get the current year in the Power Apps app, you can follow the code below.

Text = "Current Year: " & Year(Now())
powerapps get current year

Power Apps Get Current Month

Similarly, if you want to get the current month in Power Apps, you can follow the code mentioned below.

Text = "Current Month: " & Text(
    Today(),
    "mmmm"
)
powerapps current month

This Power Apps tutorial teaches detailed information about the Power Apps Now, Today, IsToday, and UTCNow Functions with different examples.

Also, we learned how to work with PowerApps today date without time, get Power Apps current date, Power Apps get current year, etc.

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