000033456 - How to convert the date field number from a request form to a human readable date in RSA Via Lifecycle and Governance

Document created by RSA Customer Support Employee on Jun 30, 2016Last modified by RSA Customer Support Employee on Apr 21, 2017
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Article Number000033456
Applies ToRSA Product Set: RSA Via Lifecycle and Governance (RSA Via L&G)
RSA Version/Condition: 6.9.1 and higher
 
IssueWhen a date is entered into a control_type Date Field on a Request Form, the form converts the date to a number that is the passed on to workflows.
For example, take a simple form with just one date field:
 
Simple date field

  1. On the next page, click Finish.
  2. A new request is generated.
  3. Find the request under Requests > Requests.
  4. Click on the Name of the request and pull it up.
  5. Click on the Processing Workflow of that request, and edit it.
  6. Right click anywhere outside a workflow node and select Properties.
  7. Click on the Runtime Data tab.
  8. Note that the start date variable is stored as 146732496000  and not 6/30/2016, as shown here:
Date is transformed into a large number
Resolution
This format represents epoch time, that is milliseconds since 1 January 1970.  The number can be converted back to a traditional date format with one of these constructs:

  • In a SQL node  you could use the variable:
to_date('${jobUserData_PublicData_Regina_Date_Number_StartDate}'/1000/60/60/24 + to_date('01-JAN-1970','DD-MON-YYYY')) AS StartDate

  • Or in SQL*Plus you could:
SELECT to_date('1467324960000'/1000/60/60/24 + to_date('01-JAN-1970','DD-MON-YYYY')) AS StartDate FROM dual;

 
Result from SQL Query

 

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