Convert Epoch Time to Standard Time and Assign to Attribute

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Ever wondered what this could possibly mean when it shows up in your database or CRM? Us, too. Unless you're one of our native integrations or a wizard or a human spreadsheet who can instantly calculate the number of seconds elapsed since January 1, 1970, then the following solution may come in handy.

function convertTimestamp(timestamp) {
    var d = new Date(timestamp),
        MM = ('0' + (d.getMonth() + 1)).slice(-2),
        dd = ('0' + d.getDate()).slice(-2),
        yyyy = d.getFullYear(),
        hh = d.getHours(),
        mm = ('0' + d.getMinutes()).slice(-2),
        ss = ('0' + d.getSeconds()).slice(-2),
        time;
    time = MM + '/' + dd + '/' + yyyy + ' ' + hh + ':' + mm + ':' + ss;
    return time;
};

window.drift.on("scheduling:meetingBooked", function(data) {
  var meeting_time = convertTimestamp(data.meeting.time);
  drift.api.setUserAttributes({
      team_member: data.teamMember.name,
      new_meeting_time: meeting_time
  });
});

In this example, we converted epoch time to standard time using a bit of wizardry (ahem, math) and took it a step further by setting it as a user attribute new_meeting_time any time someone books a meeting.

If you need explicit time conversions, add this code to your Drift snippet, and bask in the knowledge that your timestamp is not only exported as computer-readable, but human-readable, too.


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