Returns the current date in the format as specified in the Application Settings dialog.
Returns the current date along with the time value.
To get the current date and time and input it into a field upon success,
Every record in every table (form) has two fields (Added Time and Last Modified Time) that ZOHO Creator automatically updates when ever a Form is clicked on the Submit or Update Buttons, so you could elect to show these fields in your List View. Refer the topic Display username and time for more information.
User name and email id of the logged in user is available as Zoho variables in all the applications created using Zoho Creator. The variables zoho.loginuser and zoho.loginuserid can be used in scripting to write logic based on the user viewing your application. For example: You can have an application in Creator where you have data related to all your customers but you can make sure that each customer is able to view only those records that belong to him, based on their logged in username or emailid.
The table given below lists the zoho variables and value returned by the variables in a private and public application.
|Zoho Variable||Private app/Logged-in user||Public app/Logged-in user||Public app/Public user|
|zoho.loginuser||Username of the currently logged-in user||Public||Public|
|zoho.loginuserid||Emailid of the currently logged-in user||null||null|
In the following sample code, the username and userid field will display the current login user name and his email id.
type = formula
value = zoho.loginuser
type = formula
value = zoho.loginuserid
In a leave application, users will submit their leave in the leave form. When a user logs in, he will see only the leave details belonging to him.
list "My Leave Details"s
show all rows from emp_leave_form [Employee_email == zoho.loginuserid]
Employee_email as "Employee email"
Leave_type as "Leave type"
From_Date as "From Date"
To_Date as "To Date"
[Employee_email == zoho.loginuserid] - The filter to display only the leave details of the current user
- 'Employee_email' is a field in the form emp_leave_form
- 'zoho.emaild' is the deluge variable.
Username and emailid of the admin user is available as zoho variables in all the applications created using Zoho Creator. The variable zoho.adminuser returns the username of the application owner and the variable zoho.adminuserid returns the emailid of the application owner. These variables can be used in scripting to write logic based on the user viewing your application. For example, you can make sure that certain views can be accessed only by the admin user (application owner) by adding the following criteria to your view:
show all rows from <form_name> [<email_field_name>l == zoho.adminuserid]
The variable zoho.appname returns the name of the current application. This variable can be used in scripting to refer to the current application name, instead of actually specifying the application name. For example, to specify the url in the Open URL Deluge task as, http://creator.zoho.com/<admin-User>/<application-name>/
we can specify the same as given below, to make the application portable. Here, baseURL is the varibale name which stores the URL string.
baseURL = (("http://creator.zoho.com/" + zoho.adminuser) + "/") + zoho.appname;
The variable zoho.ipaddress returns the ipaddress of the current user.
The variable zoho.appuri will provide the application details in the format - <userName/applicationName/formName...> This is useful for specifying the application URL in openurl statements or while constructing a file download link.