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Feature Request: Timestamps based on regional settings

Basil Hendroff

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Is there a way to set the timestamp format in TrueCommand v1.1? If not, I'd like to propose that timestamps be based on regional settings in a future TC release.

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Basil Hendroff

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I understand the ticket TC-1248 is still open. I notice in TC v 1.2.2 there's now an inconsistent use of date-time stamping. Alert Services are as shown in the OP, but log times are closer to being ISO 8601 compliant.

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Basil Hendroff

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It's great to see some progress towards regional timestamping (dd/mm/yyyy, hh:mm:ss below) ...

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However, I wonder if further normalisation should be considered? For instance, my regional settings for short and long dates are indicated below.

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TC 1.3 logs use yyyy/mm/dd hh:mm:ss (almost ISO 8601 compliant)....


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...while the Alerts tile uses mmm dd yyyy hh:mm (am/pm). This appears to be closer to an American long date format.

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There are at least three different date-time formats in use in TC 1.3 including a mix of both 12hr and 24hr time.
 
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Basil Hendroff

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I'm wondering if a global, user-configured datetime format would be desirable.
That would be preferable I think. Not sure if this is possible, but if there is a way to derive the format from the system, then a configurable option can be avoided. Alternatively, make TC ISO 8601 compliant.

And use the friendly "14 hours ago" type dates when reasonable (in that alert list, for instance). How's that sound?
I like it!
 

Ericloewe

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@Basil Hendroff I'm wondering if a global, user-configured datetime format would be desirable. And use the friendly "14 hours ago" type dates when reasonable (in that alert list, for instance). How's that sound?
That seems like the best option.
 
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