Save date and time to a workflow

I’m making an app that needs to store a created date of an item through an API. I get it in this format

I then truncate the heck out of it and store it as an arbitrary text.

Which I finally want to store as the date. However when I import it in the workflow I want to use, it doesn’t give me the option to do that.

Pretty sure I’m messing up the data types or something but is there a workaround to how it’ll accept the data?

How do you get the payload? Receiving in a Backend WF or using a request from API Connector?

Hey thank you so much for replying. I solved it by changing the data type while using the API connector and it worked. Was thinking of it to be more complicated than usual haha