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Return timestamp into custom attribute


Michelle Rutkunas (132) | asked Nov 24 '20, 10:41 a.m.
edited Dec 07 '20, 3:21 p.m. by Ralph Schoon (63.2k33646)
I have a custom attribute with type of timestamp.  I am trying to just return the current date into it from calculated value script here:

dojo.provide("cr.DateInitiated.genInfo");
dojo.require("dojo.date");
dojo.require("dojo.date.stamp"); 
dojo.require("com.ibm.team.workitem.api.common.WorkItemAttributes");  
 
(function() {
    dojo.declare("cr.DateInitiated.genInfo", null, {
  
        getValue: function(attribute, workItem, configuration) {
var currentDate = new Date();
var currentDateString= dojo.date.stamp.toISOString(currentDate, {milliseconds:true, zulu:true});
var date = dojo.date.stamp.fromISOString(currentDateString);
return date;
        }
    });
})();

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Ralph Schoon (63.2k33646) | answered Nov 25 '20, 2:27 a.m.
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This has worked for me:

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dojo.provide("com.team.example.CurrentDate");

dojo.require("dojo.date"); // We need the date class from Dojo 
dojo.require("dojo.date.stamp"); // We need the stamp class to work with ISO date strings

(function() {
    dojo.declare("com.team.example.CurrentDate", null, {

        getDefaultValue: function(attribute, workItem, configuration) {

        var now=new Date();
        var date= dojo.date.stamp.toISOString(now, {milliseconds:true, zulu:true});
        console.log("Now is: " + date);
        return date;    

        }
    });
})();
    


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Michelle Rutkunas commented Nov 30 '20, 3:29 p.m.
this was not my question.   This code returns a string ... i am asking about returning the date into a timestamp attribute.  My code with the line:
var date = dojo.date.stamp.fromISOString(currentDateString);
return date;
it doesn't return anytning... i have it attached to timestamp attribute.  So I need it to be in timestamp format.  Which i know the ".fromISOString" does, but for some reason it isn't working for me ... so i need to know what else i am missing

Ralph Schoon commented Nov 30 '20, 4:01 p.m.
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That is a working default value for a date or timestamp attribute, as far as I remember. Maybe you are asking the wrong question?


Michelle Rutkunas commented Dec 07 '20, 9:41 a.m.

I am asking how to return timestamp value into custom attribute (type of timestamp) when using javascript Date().   perhaps its javascript date format ... need to know how to return a date not string.


Ralph Schoon commented Dec 07 '20, 10:02 a.m. | edited Dec 07 '20, 10:05 a.m.
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I already answered. As far as I can tell, this code should return the date for a timestamp attribute, regardless if custom or not. The code below returns the data in calculated and default values. 


dojo.provide("com.example.ValueProvider");

dojo.require("dojo.date"); // We need the date class from Dojo dojo.require("dojo.date.stamp"); // We need the stamp class to work with ISO date strings

(function() { dojo.declare("com.example.ValueProvider", null, {

    getValue: function(attribute, workItem, configuration) {

        var now=new Date();
        var date= dojo.date.stamp.toISOString(now, {milliseconds:true, zulu:true});
        console.log("Now is: " + date);
        return date;

    }
});

})();

You convert to the attribute using dojo.date.stamp.toISOString . 
You read such attributes and get the date out of them using  dojo.date.stamp.toISOString  


 


Ralph Schoon commented Dec 07 '20, 10:14 a.m.
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 This reads the attribute value and makes it available as date in the script:


 var beginDate = dojo.date.stamp.fromISOString(workItem.getValue("com.ibm.team.workitem.attribute.creationdate")); 



Michelle Rutkunas commented Dec 07 '20, 2:21 p.m.
in your example var date is a string ... i need it to be timestamp. 

I know that dojo.date.stamp.fromISOString converts the string to date, but i want to be able to put that date in a timestamp attribute ... is this possible ?

Ralph Schoon commented Dec 07 '20, 3:20 p.m.
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You can continue to ignore my answer. Or you try my code out and see that you have to return a string in the right format. I do not care any more. I will unsubscribe from this question.


Michelle Rutkunas commented Dec 07 '20, 3:35 p.m. | edited Dec 07 '20, 3:36 p.m.
I am not ignoring your answer.  I simply am asking a different question.  I have tried your code and it is not what I am asking. 

i have a custom attribute that is type timestamp

I am simply trying to put a date into that attribute.
I understand it has to be the right format ... doing the following doesn't put the date in the attribute:

    var currentDate = new Date();
    var currentDateString= dojo.date.stamp.toISOString(currentDate,  {milliseconds:true, zulu:true});       
   var date = dojo.date.stamp.fromISOString(currentDateString);
    return date;

I have the code also assigned to a String Attribute, and it works fine.  But i need it tto work with a timestamp  attribute

Ralph Schoon commented Dec 07 '20, 4:52 p.m.
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I actually ran the example, again before sharing, and it works for me.

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