I’m not a huge Star Wars fan, but I have friends who are, and it’s hard not to be excited about things like “Star Wars Day”.
if you don’t know where it comes from, here’s an article from Wikipedia:
The date originated from the pun “May the Fourth be with you”, a variant of the popular Star Wars catchphrase “May the Force be with you”. Even though the holiday was not created or declared by Lucasfilm, many Star Wars fans around the world have chosen to celebrate the holiday. It has since been embraced by Lucasfilm and parent company Disney as an annual celebration of Star Wars.
It’s a fun pun, but since I want to help people learn more, here’s what we can learn and apply when using Power Automate and other tools.
Dates are hard.
It’s very easy to get them wrong and save dates incorrectly. This joke doesn’t work in Europe because we don’t say the date like this here, so when you’re parsing dates, please be careful and acknowledge that other cultures may display them differently. If you want to learn more, here’s a cool article about “How to format a date in another language in Power Automate”.
Always check if the dates you’re getting from a service or other Flows, for example, are stored correctly, and account for things like, timezones, date formats, and other things that change a date completely, depending on who sees it.
So I hope you enjoy your “Star Wars Day”!
Please show me how you celebrate the day in the comments ￼￼on Mastodon￼￼, ￼￼Twitter￼￼, or ￼LinkedIn.
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