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DateTime field defaults to current time after upgrade

SA-24987

Summary



Issue with the Date-Time Calendar after upgrading from PRPC 5.5 to Pega 7.1.7. In the earlier version, the time is defaulted to 12:00 AM but in Pega 7.1.7 it defaults to current time.


Error Messages



Not Applicable.


Steps to Reproduce



1). Configure Date with "DateTimeCalender" Control in PRPC 6.3 SP1.
2). Upgrade the application to Pega 7.1.7.
3). Observe that "DateTimeCalendar" control will be replaced with "DateTime" control.
4). Select any date from the popup. System captures current time instead of explicit time.


Root Cause



As identified, the issue with the deprecated control "DatetimeCalender" which is available in PRPC 6.3 SP1.
In Pega 7 series the control "DateTimeCalendar" is been updated to "DateTime" control which holds an extra features from earlier control (taking current time into consideration on select of date).


Resolution



Type: Local-change

Local-change: Provided the below snnipet to the user to get the required functionality as per their business needs

Snippet: 

<script>
    $(document).ready(function() {
        getStaticTimeOnDateSlec();
    });

    function getStaticTimeOnDateSlec() {

        try {
            var dateTimeControlsIDs = [""]; // Provide date time control span id's here
            for (var idx = 0; idx < dateTimeControlsIDs.length; idx++) {

                var iconSpanObj = document.getElementById(dateTimeControlsIDs[idx]);
                if (iconSpanObj) {
                    pega.util.Event.removeListener(iconSpanObj, 'click', setDefaultHoursAndMinutes);
                    pega.util.Event.addListener(iconSpanObj, 'click', setDefaultHoursAndMinutes);
                }
            }
        } catch (e) {}
    }

    function setDefaultHoursAndMinutes(event) {
        var _element = pega.util.Event.getTarget(event);
        setTimeout(function() {
            if (_element && _element.parentNode) {
                var inputElem = pega.util.Dom.getFirstChild(_element.parentNode);
                if (inputElem && inputElem.value != "") {
                    return;
                }
            }

            // To set Hours value by default    

            var hoursDropObj = document.getElementById("hourDrop");
            if (hoursDropObj) {
                var listLength = hoursDropObj.options.length;
                for (var i = 0; i < listLength; i++) {
                    if (hoursDropObj.options[i].value == 2) {
                        hoursDropObj.options[i].selected = true;
                        hoursDropObj.options[i].defaultSelected = true;
                    }
                }

                // To set Minutes value by default            

                var minuteDropObj = document.getElementById("minuteDrop");
                listLength = minuteDropObj.options.length;
                for (var i = 0; i < listLength; i++) {
                    if (minuteDropObj.options[i].value == 0) {
                        minuteDropObj.options[i].selected = true;
                        minuteDropObj.options[i].defaultSelected = true;
                    }
                }
                
                // To set AM & PM values

                var amPmDropObj = document.getElementById("amPmDrop");
                listLength = amPmDropObj.options.length;
                for (var i = 0; i < listLength; i++) {
                    if (amPmDropObj.options[i].value == "AM") {
                        amPmDropObj.options[i].selected = true;
                        amPmDropObj.options[i].defaultSelected = true;
                    }
                }
            }
        }, 100);
    }
</script>​

Special Instructions: If user enabled "Show 24 hour format" with application locale like "en_GB" or "en_US", the above code might not work. The above code works when "Show 24 hour format" is disabled.

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Published July 2, 2016 - Updated October 8, 2020

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