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Insert the time your Zap runs into a field

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You can insert the time your Zap runs into any action by using the {{zap_meta_human_now}} command. This will print a human-readable date and time in the following format: MM/DD/YY hh:mmAM/PM (e.g.,01/15/21 06:05PM).

When used in a date/time field and certain text fields, this command returns a date and time based on the time zone set in your Zapier profile settings. If you have no time zone selected, it will use UTC as the default.

Zap run time in message

Note

When you add the {{zap_meta_human_now}} command to a field, it will show as "no data". However, the timestamp will be displayed when you test the step or when the Zap runs.

Machine-readable timestamps

You can use different versions of this command to ensure the correct date and time format is passed to certain apps.

{{zap_meta_utc_iso}}

This timestamp will print the date and time in a format that apps (and APIs) can easily read. This command will always output an ISO-8601 timestamp in UTC time (for example, 2021-01-15T18:07:48+00:00).

{{zap_meta_timestamp}}

This timestamp displays UNIX time. Some APIs might require a timestamp in this format instead.

Other available timestamps

There are different commands you can use to ensure the timestamp uses specific timezones in the United States:

  • EST: {{zap_meta_est_iso}} ISO-8601 formatted date and time in Eastern Standard Time
  • EDT: {{zap_meta_edt_iso}} ISO-8601 formatted date and time in Eastern Daylight Time
  • CST: {{zap_meta_cst_iso}} ISO-8601 formatted date and time in Central Standard Time
  • CDT: {{zap_meta_cdt_iso}} ISO-8601 formatted date and time in Central Daylight Time
  • MST: {{zap_meta_mst_iso}} ISO-8601 formatted date and time in Mountain Standard Time
  • MDT: {{zap_meta_mdt_iso}} ISO-8601 formatted date and time in Mountain Daylight Time
  • PST: {{zap_meta_pst_iso}} ISO-8601 formatted date and time in Pacific Standard Time
  • PDT: {{zap_meta_pdt_iso}} ISO-8601 formatted date and time in Pacific Daylight Time

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