eval

type:

string (list of keywords)

Scope:

Display / Proc.

Required

Configuration of field evaluation, must be set to one of the value below:

date

The field will evaluate the input as a date, automatically converting the input to a UNIX-time in seconds. The value stored in the database will be in UTC! That means that any input in the Backend will be treated as a local time (default timezone is either set by PHP configuration or in the Install Tool), but will be stored in UTC. The display will be like “12-8-2003” (assuming UTC+2) while the database value stored will be “1060639200”.

datetime

The field will evaluate the input as a date with time (detailed to hours and minutes), automatically converting the input to a UNIX-time in seconds. Data is stored in UTC (see above). The display will be like “16:32 12-8-2003” (assuming UTC+2) while the database value will be “1060698720”.

time

The field will evaluate the input as a timestamp in seconds for the current day (with a precision of minutes). The display will be like “23:45” while the database will be “85500”.

timesec

The field will evaluate the input as a timestamp in seconds for the current day (with a precision of seconds). The display will be like “23:45:13” while the database will be “85513”.

Note

TYPO3 does not handle the following dates properly:

  • Before Christ (negative year)
  • double-digit years