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Make IFTTT Date Format play nice with Google Spreadsheets

##Date and Time

=TIMEVALUE(SUBSTITUTE("{{OccurredAt}}"," at ", " ")) + DATEVALUE(SUBSTITUTE("{{OccurredAt}}"," at ", " "))


=DATEVALUE(SUBSTITUTE("{{OccurredAt}}"," at ", " "))


=TIMEVALUE(SUBSTITUTE("{{OccurredAt}}"," at ", " "))

To Use

Simple just place either or both separated by ||| in the
Formatted Row Input on IFTTT Example

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ghost commented Feb 23, 2018

This seems to be a solution

This works for me on a regular field {{CreatedAt}} with the trigger script

function addDate(e) {
  var lr = SpreadsheetApp.getActiveSheet().getLastRow();
  var timestampRange = SpreadsheetApp.getActiveSheet().getRange(lr, 1)
  if (timestampRange.getValue() == "") {
    timestampRange.setValue(new Date());

and then add tiggers as shown in the video (addDate for event from Spreadsheets on change)

I set this up to "record my blood pressue" for my mom

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jfretin commented Mar 20, 2018

Thanks for this last tip! It works like a charm.

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balexander85 commented May 6, 2018

👍 🙏

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ghost commented Oct 20, 2018

Thanks, Oscar. This is exactly what I was looking for!

I've just recently begun playing with Siri Shortcuts and now IFTTT.

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borazslo commented Nov 5, 2018

Another solution working form me right now:
=DATEVALUE(REGEXREPLACE("{{OccurredAt}}";" at .*$"; " "))

  • REGEXPREPLACE instead of the more simple SUBSTITUTE
  • use of ";" instead of ","

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Thank You sir,
Helped me make my time tracking sheet much more elegant.

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Another solution working form me right now:
=DATEVALUE(REGEXREPLACE("{{OccurredAt}}";" at .*$"; " "))

  • REGEXPREPLACE instead of the more simple SUBSTITUTE
  • use of ";" instead of ","

Thank ! I spend 24h looking for a solution and that seems to work!

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mbierman commented Apr 10, 2022

Uh... there is a much better way to deal with this.

In IFTTT, you add a filter you can format the date so you don't then have to play with it in the Sheet side.

For example, using the following filter:

let mytime = Meta.currentUserTime.format('l LT');
let update=MakerWebhooks.event.Value1;

GoogleSheets.appendToGoogleSpreadsheet.setFormattedRow(mytime + "|||" + update);

Which will format the all of the entries like so:

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moomdate commented Nov 9, 2022


function myFunction(e) {
  if(e && e.changeType === 'INSERT_ROW') {
    var ss = SpreadsheetApp.getActiveSpreadsheet()
    var sheet = ss.getSheetByName("Sheet1");
    sheet.getRange(sheet.getLastRow(),1).setValue(new Date());

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OliverK-dev commented Dec 8, 2022

In Google Sheets you can just use this formula:


I simply replaced {{OccurredAt}} with the cell reference -- i.e., A1

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