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Time Value does not display in Export to Excel



Time values which display in List  View do not display correctly in Excel when the report content is exported. For example, a date time field that displays in the List View as:

01/01/2015 02:03:56 AM

displays in Excel as:

01/01/2015 02:03:00 AM

Error Messages

Not Applicable

Steps to Reproduce

Create a List View with date time property values and export the content to Excel.

Root Cause

Please see SA-14686 ( for root cause information. 


Perform the following local-change: 

Below code converts the date into required format. Save this code in a custom control and use the control in "Export Excel" cell for the date field in List View.

< div class="excel-datetime" style=" d, yyyy hh:mm:ss a">
< %
ClipboardProperty curProp = tools.getActive();
if ((curProp.getType() == PropertyInfo.TYPE_DATE || curProp.getType() == PropertyInfo.TYPE_DATETIME)&& curProp.size() > 0 && curProp.hasValidValue() && curProp.toDate()!=null)  {
                String sDatetime="";
                String type = tools.getParamValue("DateTimeFormat");
                String strTimeZone = tools.findPage("pxRequestor").getString(".pyUseTimeZone");

                sDatetime = PRDateFormat.format(null, strTimeZone, "MMM dd,yyyy hh:mm:ss a", curProp.toDate()); 
else {

< pega:reference name="$save(result)" />
< /div>
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Published January 31, 2016 - Updated October 8, 2020

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