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  • Date Format In HTML Email

    I have a date field that the user selects from a date picker in a UX.

    The date format on the control is as follows:
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    After the date is selected from the picker it displays correctly in the UX as follows:
    2.jpg

    The date format is saved to the SQL database correctly as follows:
    3.jpg

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    When the UX is saved, a server side action to send an email is called. The HTML template uses the placeholder {StartTime} but this does not display the correct date format in the html email.
    This is the displayed email date which is not like any other date format:
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    Does the date format have to be explicitly defined somehow in the html email template? If so, does anyone have an example I could see?
    Alpha Anywhere v12.4.6.3.0 Build 7582-5569 IIS v10.0 on Windows Server 2019 Std in Hyper-V

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    Can you reformat the date using FORMAT_DATA(startTime,"12-") and then append the time in the format you want?

    Jay
    Jay Talbott
    Lexington, KY

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    • #3
      Browsers and html often do horrible things to our data designs.
      I think the format you're looking for is yyyy-MM-dd 0h:0m:0s.3 .
      You will certainly want to remove the AM from that format.
      Alternatively, have you tried a text field where you can set the value to timez("yyyy-MM-dd 0h:0m:0s.3",StartTime) ?
      Gregg
      https://paiza.io is a great site to test and share sql code

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Jay Talbott View Post
        Can you reformat the date using FORMAT_DATA(startTime,"12-") and then append the time in the format you want?

        Jay
        Thanks Jay, the formatting is correct before the browser renders the html. As Gregg says, browsers do their own interpretation of date formatting
        Alpha Anywhere v12.4.6.3.0 Build 7582-5569 IIS v10.0 on Windows Server 2019 Std in Hyper-V

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        • #5
          Originally posted by madtowng View Post
          Browsers and html often do horrible things to our data designs.
          I think the format you're looking for is yyyy-MM-dd 0h:0m:0s.3 .
          You will certainly want to remove the AM from that format.
          Alternatively, have you tried a text field where you can set the value to timez("yyyy-MM-dd 0h:0m:0s.3",StartTime) ?
          Gregg, no I haven't tried the text field method you suggest but I will give it a go, thanks.
          Alpha Anywhere v12.4.6.3.0 Build 7582-5569 IIS v10.0 on Windows Server 2019 Std in Hyper-V

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