Format or value of excel data changes

i am reading the excel and storing in the database. One column name is Datetime with date time format data but when i am reading it the value changes. For example:
If the cell value is 7/8/20 1:18:58 AM , the value in the datatable is 44026.1733680556.

Please help?

Hi @harshit_gupta

For converting Type you can refer below thread :-

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Two options :

  1. You can change the spreadsheet column to the date format or text format so that you can read it as a string/generic value.
  2. while you iterate, you can use the β€œFormat value” activity to get your output as a desired format. In your case, you can change the mm/DD/yyyy hh:mm:ss value as per ur requirement.

Try it out and let us know if it works.

@harshit_gupta
in case of you want to manually get control over it before inserting it into the datatabe the double value can be parsed into a datetime and e.g. reformated as a string. Have a look here:

Bringing it back to another Timezone:


TimeZoneInfo.ConvertTimeBySystemTimeZoneId(DateTime.FromOADate(CDbl(β€œ44026.1733680556”)),TimeZoneInfo.Local.Id, β€œIndia Standard Time”)

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