Screenshot of the Dateformat-Helper
Most of the customers creating robots do not know how to format dates. For example they want to get out of a date-object a nice formatted date as a string. Most of the users know it should be maybe something like this "dd.mm.yyyy" when you want to have a simple date, but even this example is wrong as it should be dd.MM.yyyy to get day, month and year.
What it does
With tthe date-formatter you can do this with a simple gui. whenever you need a date-element you simple select it from a drop-down and the activity does everything else
How I built it
The custom-activity is built in C#
Challenges I ran into
I never programmed custom activities before.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
I already tested the activity with some customers and everybody is happy about having this feature
What I learned
There are several things where we can help our customers without programming skills with maybe low effort
What's next for UiPath - Date Format Helper
Next steps are adding some examples to the format helper and maybe some presets.