Timestamp Columns

There may be cases when you want to indicate precise meaning of time (date and time) when a task is complete or a session is started. Timestamp Columns are suitable for that.

If a column comprises the data that don't look or behave the way you want, you may edit column General Properties and the properties defined by the column type.

General Properties:

You can set the Now option in the General Properties and the current date & time value will be inserted by default in this Timestamp field, when a new record is created.

Properties defined by the column type:

Timestamp Options

Column Property



This property allows the user to select a format in which a timestamp value will be displayed. The following options are possible:

  • Short Date and Time
  • Short Date, Long Time
  • Long Date, Short Time
  • Long Date and Time

Short time is the time format without seconds, long time is the time format with seconds.


When the Help text property is filled in, the question mark is displayed near the field name on the View/Edit form. If you point to this question mark, the pop-up with a tip or a help text message will be shown.

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