Power Automate Excel Connector Dates

When you have a Power Automate which needs to extract dates from an excel spreadsheet, and email them out or update a SharePoint list, the imported data is returned as plain numbers instead as dates, even though the cells themselves are formatted as dates.

For example the date 06/18/12 is being read in as 41078. So, how to solve it?

That pretty easy to transform it:


Note: There’s a reason to use 1899-12-30 and not 1900-01-01. For some reason, when using 1900-01-01, flow is adding two more days to the expected result. 

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