Dates prior to 1970


CatDV is not letting me enter dates before 01/01/1970


The built in date fields within CatDV do not support  dates prior to 01/01/1970. This is due to CatDV using the Linux timestamp which counts up from this date.

The current workaround is to create a new user field and selecting Plain Text as the Type. This will allow you to input any date as a text string.

If you do decide to use a “text” formatted field, then it helps if you’re aware of how CatDV stores dates in a user field. It stores it in ISO format YYYY-MM-DD, eg. 1965-12-31. If you type values in like that for now they will magically appear in the correct format (as configured in CatDV’s preferences)

If you store your dates in this format  (YYYY-MM-DD ) Then when our date field is able accept pre 1970 date entries you can paste the text date field into the actual date field.

 Version 10.0.9 of CatDV now supports date fields prior to 1970.

We recommend upgrading to this version. You then have the ability to use the built in date fields or create new User Date fields that are fully searchable in the database.

Last updated – October 2013