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Custom Test Result Date Fields Not Formatting


Custom Test Result Date Fields Not Formatting

I have two date fields that I created for my test results: Execution Date and Execution Modified Date. When I kick them out to an html report, they do not format per the definition in the report wizard. Other date and date time fields do though. Is this a bug or am I doing something incorrectly? I can use JavaScript as a work around but I would prefer to not have to do that.


To elaborate a bit more...

After </head> and before <body>, I have: <%dateformat%> and <%datetimeformat%>

In the report wizard, I have specified:

Date Format: dd MMM yy

Date Time Format: dd-MMM-yy HH:mm

When I run the report, the normal Modified field spits out: 08-Jun-15 10:02

My custom test result field spits out: Jun 2, 2015 6:24:02 PM

HI Nolin,

I am not sure if internally the custom test result fields are stored as chars only. This would clarify why it comes out like it comes.

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- Volker


I have it solved for now just by using JavaScript to parse it as a string and reformat it.

The field type is date. If it's stored as chars like you're suggesting, then that would explain the behavior. It sounds like that would be a bug since the reports should treat fields based on how they are defined in the admin client.



a few more details...

I use moment.js and the below code to format the date.

function ConvertDate(originalDate) {   

    var newDate = moment(originalDate, "MMM D, YYYY h:mm:ss A");

    newDate = newDate.format("DD MMM YY HHmm");

    return newDate;


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