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Is there any built in way of disregarding the time on output in a datetime field is the time was orginially set?

Ive gone from using the date only to using both date and time, but any timeless pages default to outputing 12:00am which looks odd having many pages listed in this way.

Any thoughts would be welcome

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Datetime fields are stored in the DB as timestamps - this is true regardless of whether you have a timepicker on the inputfield or not.

So you can output the value of a datetime field in any format you like. Get the timestamp with getUnformatted() and then format it with date(). You could check the time to see if it's 12:00am and if so format the timestamp without a time component. But I don't think you can use code to distinguish between situations where no time was entered and 12:00am was deliberately entered.

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9 hours ago, Robin S said:

Datetime fields are stored in the DB as timestamps - this is true regardless of whether you have a timepicker on the inputfield or not....

Not quite. Datetime fields are actually stored as MySQL datetime fields in the db. For the wakeupValue this always gets converted from 'Y-m-d H:i:s' string to timestamp via strtotime. Once you save the field the timestamp is converted to 'Y-m-d H:i:s' and stored in the db.

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