convertToUtc function(Power Automate Cloud flows)

Japanese version.

Converts the date and time in a time zone other than Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).

convertToUtcAnyCoordinated Universal Time (UTC)
convertFromUtcCoordinated Universal Time (UTC)Any
Comparison with similar functions.

This function is used less frequently than other functions of the same type for the following reasons.

  • Action and function that retrieve the current date and time should be performed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).
  • There is little need to convert from another time zone to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).


convertToUtc('<timestamp>', '<destinationTimeZone>', '<format>')
timestampRequired fieldSpecifies the date of the conversion source.
Specify in the format to be obtained by the current time action or utcNow function (format unspecified).
Any format other than "yyyy-MM-ddTHH:mm:ss.fffffffK" will result in an error.
destinationTimeZoneRequired fieldSpecifies the time zone after conversion.
formatyyyy-MM-ddTHH:mm:ss.fffffffKSpecifies the format of the result.
If not specified, the format is "yyyy-MM-ddTHH:mm:ss.fffffffK" as well as "timestamp".

How to use

In most cases, it is used in the "value" when initializing or setting variables of type "string".

Click on the "Expression" tab, convertToUtc, and the function name and () will be set in the expression field.

  • The first argument. Date and time before conversion
  • The second argument. The time zone before conversion.
  • The third argument. Specifies the format of the result.

When using dynamic content or variables, special specifications are required.

Click on the button, and if the display looks like the following, the setting is complete.

You can change the function by clicking this purple icon.

As an example, the following equation is executed.

convertToUtc('2022-05-01T14:00:00.0000000', 'Central America Standard Time')
Execution result.

Argument 3 is an optional item. This item specifies the format after conversion.

If omitted, the format is the same as timestamp.

This is the same format as the result of the "Current time" action or the utcNow function (format not specified).

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Date and time Functions(Power Automate Cloud flows)