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DateTimeField keeps converting times to AM


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20 June 2013 at 3:15pm Community Member, 29 Posts

In the time part of the date time field it always converts the time to AM no matter what is put in there. I notice it used strtotime so I've tried all sorts of creative entry to get a PM time but it simply doesn't work.

21:15 -> save -> 9:15:00 AM

9:15:00 PM -> save -> 9:15:00 AM

and plenty more.

This is in a dataobject managed by model admin, silverstripe 3.1 but we've tried 3, 3.0.5 and 3.1 in this process with the same results.

Any ideas, going a bit loopy here being stuck on such a simple seeming issue!



22 June 2013 at 12:14am (Last edited: 22 June 2013 12:38am), Community Member, 215 Posts

I can reproduce this issue.

As a workaround, you can edit the time format to a 24h format.

$datetime = new DatetimeField('Datetime');
$datetime->timefield->setConfig('timeformat', 'H:mm');
// or
$time = new TimeField('Time');
$time->setConfig('timeformat', 'H:mm');

Maybe related to [url=]#1713[/url].


28 June 2013 at 4:50pm Community Member, 14 Posts

Pull request in

Hopefully this fixes the issue.

The problem was due to the TimeField mistakenly assuming times with am/pm were in ISO format (24 hour format) and converting them using this method. Sadly, this dropped the am/pm.


7 July 2013 at 2:04pm Administrator, 685 Posts

The fix mentioned above has been merged into the 3.1 branch and so will be included with 3.1.0-rc1