Overview of Set date and time Action

Automation Workshop includes Set date and time Action, that performs automated batch date and time modifications for specified files and folders. Provide some of the various available settings such as file masks, file dates, times and attributes as well as variables provided by Trigger or other Action. Supports changing of creation, modification and last accessed dates.

Features & highlights:
  • Set file date and time using simple UI interface or more advanced YYYY-MM-DD-HH-MM-SS-mmmnnnn format. Advanced format is in order: year, month, date, hours (24 hour format), minutes, seconds. And additionally milliseconds (3 digits), microseconds (3 digits) and nanoseconds (1 digit).
  • Supports many date and time input formats with any separator (or without), e.g.: 2019-05-29--17-59-15-0000000 or 2019:05:29 17:59:15.5007500 or 20190102160506.
  • Specifying seconds, milliseconds, microseconds and nanoseconds is entirely optional. When specifying only a first part of date or using a short format, it is automatically expanded to full date, e.g. 19-1-25 5:25 is automatically converted to 2019-01-25 05:25:00.0000000.
  • The lowest and highest supported year number is 1600 and 9999, respectively. Unless specified, month and date number value is set automatically to 01, while hours, minutes and seconds values are set to 00.

Set date and time

Action propertiesDetails
FileUse file name, mask or Variable Wizard to specify files and folders whose date and time will be changed to selected values.
OptionsSelect whether to apply date and time change to files, folders or both. Specify if files and folders located in subfolders should be included.
FilterUse file masks, time and date to specify files excludable from date modification.
AttributesSpecify attribute pattern to include files with matching attributes and exclude all others.
ErrorsChoose errors that lead to On Error behavior.
On ErrorConfigure operations to be performed when Set date and time Action encounters an error. Available operations include retrying the Action, sending email report, running another task and continuing with next Action or stopping the Task.
Additional notes and resources:
Set Date and Time
Set Date and Time
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