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mu71rd
6 - Interface Innovator
6 - Interface Innovator

Hi, I'm really new to scripting and despite a bit of ChatGPT help, I haven't got anything to work yet. I'm hoping that with a basic bit of help here that I can get going with my relatively limited coding knowledge...

I am doing a "when a record matches conditions..." trigger, and then hoping to find at records that have a start time of 00:00, update it to 09:00. this is because I'm hoping to drag/drop bookings onto a timeline and they default to 00:00 to 00:00 which doesn't work for our bookings system. 

I've found the field, and I can see in the record info, the {start} field shows (eg) 24-01-31T00:00:00.000Z.

I figured the easiest thing is to add 9 hours to that, so I'd started with this:

// Retrieve the start date-time from the input variables
let startDateTime = input.config().startDateTime; // 'startDateTime' matches the name given in step setup

// Check if startDateTime is provided
if (startDateTime) {
// Parse the start date-time string to a Date object
let startDate = new Date(startDateTime);

// Add 9 hours
startDate.setHours(startDate.getHours() + 9);

// Output the new date-time in ISO format
output.set('newStartDateTime', startDate.toISOString());
}

But this seems to not pick up any variables on the input.config().

Any help much appreciated

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TheTimeSavingCo
18 - Pluto
18 - Pluto

I think you could do this without a script actually.  Just create a formula field with a DATEADD() that'll add 9 hours, then use that formula field's value for your "Update Record" action in your automation

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Just for your future attempts. It should work. Check your left side.

Alexey_Gusev_0-1706763548216.png

 

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TheTimeSavingCo
18 - Pluto
18 - Pluto

I think you could do this without a script actually.  Just create a formula field with a DATEADD() that'll add 9 hours, then use that formula field's value for your "Update Record" action in your automation

mu71rd
6 - Interface Innovator
6 - Interface Innovator

ah thank you so much! I had not thought to make a new field with the calculation in, and then use that field to trigger a simpler automation. I was trying to do some calculations within the automation itself, which of course didn't work. 

I will no doubt be back with script question, as they look so powerful, but this has done what I need now. Am so grateful to you. 🙏

Just for your future attempts. It should work. Check your left side.

Alexey_Gusev_0-1706763548216.png

 

Thank you that's kind - I'd actually not even noticed the left side! Noted now, and I have since got a different script to work, which is very exciting! 

I know that feeling. Sometimes one click to the 'almost obvious' thing blocks us from further development and costs many time and efforts to resolve 😀