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Custom Event Date Format

To create a customized event format, your device must supply the raw date format by using the devTime event attribute in the payload of the event.

Use the devTimeformat to format the devTime event attribute to display the event in JSA. The suggested devTimeFormat patterns are listed in the following table:

Table 1: DevTimeFormat Suggested Patterns

devTimeFormat Pattern


devTimeFormat=MMM dd yyyy HH:mm:ss

Jun 06 2015 16:07:36

devTimeFormat=MMM dd yyyy HH:mm:ss.SSS

Jun 06 2015 16:07:36.300

devTimeFormat=MMM dd yyyy HH:mm:ss.SSS z

Jun 06 2015 02:07:36.300 GMT

For more information about specifying a date format, see the SimpleDateFormat information on the Java Web Page.