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Datetime columns

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wpDataTable Datetime columns

DateTime column type is used for values that contain both date and time parts. DateTime columns will render the date and time values in the format that you specify on the plugin settings page.

  • Rendering rules: value is casted as a date and time, then formatted using the format defined in the plugin settings.
  • Sorting rules: datetime.
  • Applicable filter types: datetime range.
  • Issues to note:
    • When working with Excel files it’s the best to set the format of DateTime columns as plain text; since PHPExcel library that parses Excel files does not parse the Excel date format correctly and this results in wrong rendering of the dates (usually they all get reset to 01/01/1970).
    • When you’re working with MySQL please cast timestamps columns to datetime to avoid problems.


“DateTime” column in this table is of DateTime type.

wdt_IDDateTimeHome TeamAway TeamStadium
1 22 Oct 2016 01:30 PM Bournemouth Tottenham Dean Court
2 22 Oct 2016 04:00 PM Arsenal Middlesbrough Emirates Stadium
3 22 Oct 2016 04:00 PM Burnley Everton Turf Moor
4 22 Oct 2016 04:00 PM Hull City Stoke City KCOM Stadium
5 22 Oct 2016 04:00 PM Leicester City Crystal Palace King Power Stadium
6 22 Oct 2016 04:00 PM Swansea City Watford Liberty Stadium
7 22 Oct 2016 04:00 PM West Ham United Sunderland London Stadium
8 22 Oct 2016 06:30 PM Liverpool West Bromwich Albion Anfield
9 23 Oct 2016 02:30 PM Manchester City Southampton Etihad Stadium
10 23 Oct 2016 05:00 PM Chelsea Manchester United Stamford Bridge
wdt_IDDateTimeHome TeamAway TeamStadium

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