Timestamp Templating with Ruby

The Timestamp field allows content writers to add a date and time.

Get the Timestamp value

Here's how to get the value of a Timestamp field.


Output the default date & time

The first way to display the Timestamp is to use the default format.

Here's an example that shows how to do this by simply outputting the Timestamp value.

  <%= @document["event.date"].value %>
# Outputs in the following format: 2016-01-23 13:30:00 +0000 

Other date formats

You can control the format of the Timestamp value by using strftime method as shown below.

<span class="event-date">
  <%= @document["event.date"].value.strftime("%A %b %d, %I:%M %P") %>
# Outputs in the following format: Saturday Jan 23, 01:30 pm

For more formatting options, explore the Ruby documentation for the strftime method.