I am using SP2013 on-premise. I have applied client side rendering to convert the Item created datetime to specific format.

The problem is "ctx.CurrentItem.Created" always return a string format as below

2015/10/20 PM 06:09

in my browser. Our farm have Chinese language pack installed and my locale is Hong Kong SAR. It maybe the reason why AM/PM is sitting before the time.

On IE11, when I run JS like below:

var d = new Date(ctx.CurrentItem.Created);

it works. However it is not supported in Chrome. Chrome cannot handle the "AM/PM" sitting before the time.

My question is, can I change the format of ctx.CurrentItem.Created to some ISO format?

  • I am working on it, i ll get back to u . – Dipen Shah Jan 12 '16 at 5:23
  • I am using momentjs.com to get rid of all those date problems. Saved me lot of time! – Patrick Jan 12 '16 at 7:12

Someone suggested the MomentJS library, which is great for doing Date calculations and transformations.
But 2015/10/20 PM 06:09 is an invalid Date notation so MomemtJS won't make it valid either.

I would suggest to find the cause why your environment is outputting this invalid notation and fix it at the source.

In the mean time you can change the string with:

    var datestring="2015/10/20 PM 06:09";
    var dateparts=datestring.split(' ');//array
    if(dateparts[1].length===2){//am or pm in second array element?
      dateparts.push(dateparts[1]);//move it to the end
      dateparts.splice(1,1);//take out the am/pm in the middle
    var mydate=dateparts.join(' ');//make it one string
    console.log(new Date(mydate).toString());
    console.log(new Date(mydate).toISOString());
  • Thanks your solution will work. I am quite sure it is the problem of language pack as we have two farms have identical output. We got various problem on language pack. – Mark L Jan 13 '16 at 2:12

You should change your String date format

I have tried with 2015/10/20 06:09 PM

var t = new Date("2015/10/20 06:09 PM");
t = t.toISOString()
  • I don't know how to change the string format returned by ctx.CurrentItem.Created – Mark L Jan 12 '16 at 6:50
  • ctx.currentItem.Cretaed give you "20/10/2015 06:09 PM" Format. and you have to parse in javascript – Dipen Shah Jan 12 '16 at 9:00

Using below code you can get ISO format of SharePoint created field value

  string objTime=SPUtility.CreateISO8601DateTimeFromSystemDateTime(Convert.ToDateTime("2015/10/20 PM 06:09"));



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    Nice Server Side Solution! But the question is regarding CSR – Atish Dipongkor - MVP Jan 12 '16 at 6:18

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