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Creating dates before 1970 in custom objects
Answer ID 6383   |   Last Review Date 07/24/2021

How do I enter in a date before 1970 for custom objects?


Custom Objects, Date and Date/Time type


Custom Objects work differently than Custom Fields. See "Types of custom fields that can be added" for information on Custom Objects. 


Custom object "Date" fields support dates from January 1, 1000 to December 31st 9999. 

Note: This option is available only for Date type fields.  For Date/Time type, the minimum is January 1, 1970. Additionally in older versions, custom object date type fields only supported dates from January 1902 to  January 2038.

To create a Date type custom object, follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to the Objects Designer
  2. Click on the arrow next to RN to expand the menu
  3. Click on Contact
  4. Click 'Add New Field'
  5. Choose Date
  6. Fill out the required fields
  7. Save and deploy
  8. After the deploy has competed, add the newly created custom object to your contact workspace.

For additional information, refer to the 'Add a field to a custom object' section in the Online Help User Guide documentation for the version your site is currently running. To access Oracle B2C Service manuals and documentation online, refer to the Documentation for Oracle B2C Service Products.