What is the use of a DateTime property?
Jul 11, 2017 4:54 AM
I’m looking at a way to TimeStamp certain events and export that data through lists and other datawarehouse tools. Some of these moments are done through API, so we can send an actual UNIX timestamp, others are set through a workflow. Based on these criteria and my experience in the past few days I have a few questions which the HubSpot support team could not answer, he redirected me to this platform! So here we go:
- What is the point of a DateTime property? How is it any different from a regular text property? It shows up exactly the same in the UI when I create one
- Is there a way to timestamp in seconds through workflows by using a DateTime property in the set date field?
- Can I use the DateTime timestamp in a workflow to trigger something on, or does that have to be a date field?
Bascially, what I came to believe, is that datetime fields are basically useless in the HubSpot UI itself, and are only useful if I export them again and use an API to extract them. In which case, I could also just use a text field, am I right?
I’d love to get some clarification on this topic and get my questions answered!
Thanks in advance and cheers,