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Make date/time field display actual value instead of relative value

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Esther Strom Community Leader Dec 11, 2019

We've always just used custom date fields on our issues, which display the actual date selected in the picker. We recently had a request to allow a complete date/time stamp (this is a service desk project, and we want the customer to indicate the date and time the incident they're reported occurred.) I added a date/time field, but it doesn't display what I'm hoping for.

Instead of displaying the actual date and time the user selected, it's displaying a relative - "2 days ago", for example. If you mouse over it, you do see the actual date/time, but this doesn't help in a service desk queue when we have hundreds of tickets. Is there a way to change how that kind of field renders so it shows the actual value? (Oddly, it does display correctly in the customer view via the portal; it's only in the agent view that it's a problem.

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If you were on server, you would have the option to edit a properties file to disable "relative dates".  This is not available on Cloud.

Esther Strom Community Leader Dec 12, 2019

Thanks, Nic. I had a feeling it would turn out to be not currently possible, but I hoped.

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Is this still the same for Cloud Nic? I need to see exact date and time on issue navigator, how can I handle it? 

Thanks

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