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Status Planned for future release
Categories Usability
Created by Guest
Created on Jan 24, 2023

Make timestamps for events more readable

Currently, when browsing Control Center for any given server, when viewing Processes, File Transfers, Alerts, Events, or Completed File Agent Activity, the timestamps for the last 24 hours of processes are given in how much time has passed since the event or process. For example, rather than saying an event ended at "Jan 23, 2023 (11:38:46 PM)", it says "Jan 23, 2023 (13 hours ago)" or "1 hour 15 minutes ago".

It is very confusing when trying to identify problems or look for issues trying to use that terminology. Outside of the 24 hour window, it does go back to using standard time stamps. But for events or processes in the last 24 hours, it is cumbersome to try to identify a job that happened 16 hours and 38 minutes ago, because it is now 3:45pm, and takes some mental gymnastics to figure out that the time it occurred was actually 11:07 PM the day before. Just say 11:07 PM please. Thank you!

What is your industry? Banking
How will this idea be used?

Every day by employees using Sterling Control Center, it will make tracking down issues and problems much simpler!

1 MERGED

change the time stamp to real time.

Merged
Completed processes or file transfers the here is what shown -- can that 30 min ago be changed to the actual end time? It would show 12:38 and not 30 mins ago Ended Type Server Process name Process Jun 19, 2020 (30 minutes ago) C:D NDM...
over 3 years ago in Sterling Control Center Monitor / Usability 1 Planned for future release