I’ve previously discussed the Workflow Elements solution by Aiden Kaskela in my blog about adding team members to another team, and this is another perfect opportunity to utilise it.
Overview of date formatting workflow
One of the options in Workflow Elements is Date – Convert to Custom Text, and this allows you to build a custom text version of any date field in your entity using up to 20 components. The components available comprise options for Year, Month, Day, Hour and Minute, as well as options for AM/PM designators, time zone display and separators.
Building your date
Creating a custom text date couldn’t be easier, you simply add the Date – Convert to Custom Text step to your workflow, then open it and select the date you’d like to convert, pick the time zone for display and then build it from the options identified above:
Once you’re happy with the custom date options you’ve selected, save and close the window then add an Update Record step to your workflow. In the Update Record step, find the field you’d like to update with the Custom Date, then in the Form Assistant select the previous step output under local values, then select the Formatted Date option and add it to your field.
The output of the workflow looks great and is easy to configure: