Adding Time to a Timestamp Value

Last updated on Dec 14, 2022
On This Page

In this example, we will add a time duration in minutes to the value in a Timestamp column.

Consider the following sample Event, where the timestamp value (in milliseconds) is in the dateFrom column:

Note: A timestamp is a 10-digit number if it is in seconds and a 13-digit number if it is in milliseconds.

	"event_name": "API",
	"properties": {
		"dateFrom": 1665619200000

The following Transformation script:

  • Adds 60 minutes to the value in the dateFrom column.

  • Writes the changed value to the new column, updated_time.

from io.hevo.api import Event

def transform(event):
    # Get event name from the event #
    eventName = event.getEventName()

    # Get properties from the event #
    properties = event.getProperties()

    time_to_add = 60*60*1000
    added_time = properties['dateFrom'].getTime() + time_to_add
    properties['updated_time'] = added_time

    return event

Note: If your timestamp value is in seconds, change the value of the time_to_add variable in the script above to 60*60.

The output from the above snippet is:

	"event_name": "API",
	"properties": {
		"dateFrom": 1665422736000,
		"updated_time": 1665426336000

The updated_time field is the timestamp value, in milliseconds, obtained after adding 60 minutes to dateFrom. The human-readable format of both timestamp values is:

Field Name Timestamp Value (in milliseconds) Human-readable Time (in GMT)
dateFrom 1665422736000 Monday, October 10, 2022 5:25:36 PM
updated_time 1665426336000 Monday, October 10, 2022 6:25:36 PM

See Also

Revision History

Refer to the following table for the list of key updates made to this page:

Date Release Description of Change
Oct-25-2022 NA New document.

Tell us what went wrong