Add a DateTime variable

A DateTime value is a string in the format prescribed by the XML standard for date data, similar to ISO 8601. In this release, Architect allows DateTime values, but not Date and Time values.

Note:  Architect currently does not support offsets or timezones on DateTime values. You cannot specify offset or time zone, but Architect reports the value in an expression editor function as if it were UTC. If you create a function that calls ToString(datetime), Architect returns the value with a Z appended to the string and treats the value as UTC.

Add a DateTime variable to a task sequence

In a task sequence, you can add a date | time variable to an Update Data data action. For example, 

  1. From the Toolbox, expand the Data category and drag an Update Data action to the desired location in the task.
  2. On the Update Data design form, in the Name field, add a meaningful name to describe the item.
  3. Click the Add update statement button and select DateTime.
  4. In the Variable Name field, type the label to identify the variable on tasks.
  5. To set the values in literal mode, in the Value To Assign field, do the following:
    1. Click the date field to display a calendar dialog box and select the appropriate date, month, and year.
    2. Click the time field and select the appropriate time value, including AM and PM.
  6. To set the value using an expression, in the Value To Assign field, click the expression button and do one of the following:
    • Add the expression inline.
    • Click the Edit Expression button to open the Edit Expression Editor and build your expression.
  7. To optionally add another variable, click the Add update statement button.