wiki:DateFormat

DateFormat

I use following date format to automatically log my entries.

[log:w%W_%d_%B_%Y]_%X_

I just use Ctrl-Alt-D shortcut each time I want to add an entry that must be time stamped.

Result is like this (with a french os):

[log:w49_11_decembre_2005]_16:46:24_

All my stamped entries are logged into Views/Log/?...

You can change your default Date Format by going to the Editor menu in WikidPad and choosing "Set Date Format" from the drop down.

Another Approach

The format above gives a very flat tree structure, as shown below left. All date stamps are lumped together under Log. You can create a deeper tree, as shown below right, by adding periods (".") to the date format. This gives year groupings under Log, and month groupings for each year.

Flat Tree               Deep Tree
- Views                 - Views
  - Log                   - Log
    - datestamp             - 2008
    - datestamp             - 2009
      - page                  - 01January
      - page                  - 02February
                                - 02Monday
                                - 03Tuesday
                                  - page
                                  - page

The basic date format for the tree shown above right would be:

[Log.%Y.%m%B: %d%A]

Variations on this format are numerous. Some examples using US localization:

[Log.%Y.%m%B: %d%A] = "[Log.2009.08August: 05Wednesday]"
[Log.%Y.%m%b: %d%a] = "[Log.2009.08Aug: 05Wed]"
[Log.%Y.%m%b: %d%a] %I:%M %p > = "[Log.2009.08Aug: 05Wed] 07:20 PM >"
etc.

Both approaches have pro's and con's. You should consider how you use your wiki and your own personal preferences to decide what is best for you.

Last modified 10 years ago Last modified on Aug 5, 2009 11:41:55 PM