Reformat Dates

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Zingtree has built a handy webhook so that you can reformat a date to a new format. You just need to add a new Webhook and install it into the node where you want the new format to take place. Here's how to set it up:

Step 1: Add the Webhook to your Organization

  1. Go to Account Settings, My Apps.
  2. Click on Add Webhook.
  3. Give the Webhook a name (like "Reformat date"), and enter this for the webhook URL:

 The end result looks like this: 

Step 2: Collect a date in your tree

Set up a data entry field in your tree using the Date field type and the variable name of:


Step 3: Call the webhook from your tree

Open your tree, and add the webhook to a node before you want a new date format to appear.

  1. Under the Apps / Webhooks tab, click Add App / Webhook.
  2. Pick the Webhook you added previously (Reformat Date , for example).
  3. In the Message Data area, enter something like this:
    Here's what that message data means:
    var: The new variable that will be created with the new date format.
    format: The format of the new date. Note:Date Formats can be found here.
    date: the name of the variable used in the date you originally collected in Step 2.

Save the changes to the node. Your edits should look something like this:

Now just use #‌new_date# anywhere you want to show the newly formatted date.


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