Hi - I’m having trouble with the new timestamps. I would like to have a custom/old-style ‘timestamp’ field that includes just the date, not the full timestamp.
In the past I’ve used timestamps as a “staging area” sorting process (similar to the ideas here Show recently added articles / staging area - #4 by reox ). Having timestamp granularity at the level of date (not datetime) means secondary sorting works, e.g. “show me the entries I added today in alphabetical order, so I can compare against a list of files in a directory”.
I just switched computers and now I’m using Jabref 5.3 portable on Debian. NB this means I have moved my .bibs and my preferences but I never went through migration, i.e. migration of timestamp by DominikVoigt · Pull Request #7671 · JabRef/jabref · GitHub )
I’ve discovered the new ‘creationdate’ options and turned that on; my preferences still also show the old ‘timestamp’, which is still in my bibs (no migration). (Confusingly, ‘creationdate’ is an actual timestamp format (date+time) while ‘timestamp’ is just a date, at least for me!).
I have never used cleanup actions so I don’t know if that is an option for me (e.g. generate a custom dated ‘timestamp’ from the auto-‘creationdate’). Alternatively I can’t see where I could change the format of creationdate such that it shows just date, not datetime.
Thanks for your help!