Limiting "" in Report

How can I limit the "" to date, hour and minute when producing reports?

By default seconds and milliseconds are shown. e.g BirtStr.concat("This report was created by XYZ on: ",


This report was created by XYZ on: 2011-03-03 15:18:44.866

I cannot find a solution on any Birt site



It seems that the same post of you in the BIRT Exchange forum was already answered.

Inside a text element with content type HTML you can use

<VALUE-OF format="yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm"></VALUE-OF>

to format the date and time according to your needs.