Converting Epoch Time into DateTime with Azure Logic Apps

February 24, 2021

Recently, I've been building a handful of Azure Logic Apps that work with Stripe webhooks.

Stripe will commonly use Epoch time for it's dates.

But Epoch time is pretty useless for anything that is human-facing, and it's not necessarily the default for a lot of Microsoft solutions.

I needed a way in Azure Logic Apps to easily convert an Epoch Date into a readable format.

What is Epoch Time?

Epoch Time is the number of seconds that have surpassed since Midnight, January 1st, 1970. This is also commonly known as Unix Epoch.

Converting

Converting the time is pretty straight-forward, Epoch time is just the number of seconds since 1970-01-01 and Azure Logic Apps has a handy addToTime method we can use.

addToTime('1970-01-01T00:00:00Z', [EPOCH TIME HERE], 'second')

And ta-da! Your Epoch Time is now in a much easier to use format!

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