I'm using a Web Part to display a list of filtered pdfs on a page. Managed to get the document name to list without a hitch, but can't find a way to add the date the pdf was added to Sharepoint.

For info, to insert the Web Part in the page I hit Insert on the ribbon, then Web Part, then selected Content Rollup and Content Query.

On looking through the Web Part options, I can see under Presentation there is a field called Title. Currently this contains only Title; - is this the place that will add in a new column with the date created information? If so, what do I need to enter?

Any help on my novice user question would be much appreciated.

2 Answers 2


Try to create a custom item style that will show the Title and date as the following

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  • via SharePoint Designer > Open your Root site.
  • Go to all files > Style library > XSL Style Sheets > ItemStyle.xml
  • Create a copy from ItemStyle.xml to allow rollback then > Edit it as advanced mode.

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Add new style with name TitleDate as the following

<xsl:template name="TitleDate" match="Row[@Style='Actions']" mode="itemstyle">
    <xsl:variable name="SafeLinkUrl">
        <xsl:call-template name="OuterTemplate.GetSafeLink">
            <xsl:with-param name="UrlColumnName" select="'LinkUrl'"/>
    <xsl:variable name="DisplayTitle">
        <xsl:call-template name="OuterTemplate.GetTitle">
            <xsl:with-param name="Title" select="@Title"/>
            <xsl:with-param name="UrlColumnName" select="'LinkUrl'"/>
    <div class="item link-item">
        <xsl:call-template name="OuterTemplate.CallPresenceStatusIconTemplate"/>
        <a href="{$SafeLinkUrl}" title="{@LinkToolTip}">
          <xsl:if test="$ItemsHaveStreams = 'True'">
            <xsl:attribute name="onclick">
              <xsl:value-of select="@OnClickForWebRendering"/>
          <xsl:if test="$ItemsHaveStreams != 'True' and @OpenInNewWindow = 'True'">
            <xsl:attribute name="onclick">
              <xsl:value-of disable-output-escaping="yes" select="$OnClickTargetAttribute"/>
          <xsl:value-of select="$DisplayTitle"/>
        <div style="color:black">
          <xsl:value-of select="ddwrt:FormatDate(string(@Actiondeliverydate), 2057, 3)" />
  • Save > Check In > Publish as Major Version.
  • After you finish > go to your QCWP > Edit it > and select your custom style from Presentation > Styles > Item Style > select your new item style TitleDate.
  • In title field, Provide Title.
  • In date field, provide the internal name of your date field name.


In the above example: I used @Actiondeliverydate but when you edit your CQWP web part, you should provide the internal name of 'Action delivery date' field that in this case is Action_x0020_delivery_x0020_date that will be transferred back to Action delivery date

  • Hi Mohammed, I can't see date field according to your instructions above.Can you please verify?
    – naijacoder
    Jan 24, 2018 at 12:54

Open the itemstyle.xsl file in style library.

There you need to add the following line at the top:


So overall it will look as below:

<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0" exclude-result-prefixes="x d xsl msxsl cmswrt" 
  xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform" xmlns:msxsl="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:xslt"

After that, in your xsl template , you need to simply add the below line:

<xsl:value-of select="ddwrt:FormatDate(@Created, 2057, 3)"/>

Reference - Custom Date Formats in SharePoint XSL

Customize itemstyle.xsl

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