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Current date and time as the default value in a Catalogue field.

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Another simple question… Is there any way to set the current date and time (now()) as the default value in a date field in a catalogue?

For example I have a field named Date Submitted and I want it to have the current date and time when a new catalogue entry is created.
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Thanks Chris,

Will try to work on this and see what I can get. :)
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Hi,

Could you try the newer fix I put in:
ocPortal.com - View topic: Having problem importing data into Links catalogue

I realised the fix I put here wasn't right, but then got my wires crossed between these two topics.


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This is amazing Chris! Worked great! :) :) :)

Thank you so much, I just enter "now" as the default value and it shows up like it should!

I think this option should really be implemented in final 4.3, it's really useful! :)
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Yeah, will be...


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