I am having a problem with a content type-specific, Reusable workflow. I use it for a calendar. When ever an event is created, I send an email to the approver with Name of the event, start time and end time. End Time works fine but start time displays "Monday, January 01, 0001" in workflow email.
A workaround is suggested here: http://blog.incworx.com/blog/sharepoint-administrators-blog/start-time-returns-110001-work-around
So I added single text column called "Calculated Start Time" to the content type. And I assigned a calculated value for it's text,
=TEXT([Start Time],"mm/dd/yyyy, h:mm:ss AM/PM")
Now I added the column to the workflow email
[%Current Item:Calculated Start Time%]. But it shows nothing. Not even the wrong date "Monday, January 01, 0001"
This problem seems to persistent to many people! How can I solve this problem?