Date Input Node: how to set the default value to the execution time?

Hello All,

Quick question. What is the simplest and easiest way to set the date input node's default value to execution time?

I passed today's date using a "Time Generator" node connected to a "Table Row to Variable" node. I then connected the date flow variable to the "Default Value: Date" within the "Date Input" node. I get an error which says "Errors loading flow variables into node : Can't parse date: 2016-12-30".

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks,
Joe

The format is yyyy-MM-dd;HH:mm. if you are using a Tme Generation node, pass that through a time to string node and set the format to yyy-MM-dd;HH:mm, and then pass that to the table row to variable as you are doing. 

If you only want the date and not the time, you need to pass it through a Mask Date/Time node to remove the time. If you need seconds then this won't provide it, you'll have to use a string input node.

David

 

By the way, you will still need to give the HH:mm as 00:00 in a date input node, so for today, it would be 2016-12-31;00:00

David

 

Thanks, David! The holidays came around, and I didn't get a chance to reply.