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Don Wieland, DW Data Concepts

CF for displaying a running time in a webviewer

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Sample Output:
1:47:25 PM

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CF for displaying a running time in a webviewer (w97xh32). Uses javascript and CSS. Both can be modified to get the time to look differently.

Note: these functions are not guaranteed or supported by Please contact the individual developer with any questions or problems.

This is my Custom Function and I want to edit it


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Here is a revised version that is working for us on Windows. Windows uses IE to render WebViewer content, and Mac uses Safari.

Replace this:
document.getElementById(\"clock\").firstChild.nodeValue = currentTimeString;¶

With this:
document.getElementById(\"clock\").innerHTML = currentTimeString;¶

Thanks go to Alex Gibbons @Beezwax Datatools.

Tara Ingram, Beezwax Datatools, Oakland, CA
January 26, 2010 2:05pm

this does not renders on iwp on IE.

jj, ny
August 05, 2011 2:19pm

What would be the code addition to add the current date as well?

Rich, Austin/TX
December 05, 2011 9:36am

How can I use the web viewer running clock in a calculation field? i'm trying to build a
backtimer and FM does not support a running clock function without using a script trigger.

Sean Kelley, Westfield, NJ
April 18, 2013 12:26pm

Works great on FMPro 13 (Mac OS 10.9.4) Thanks a lot for this useful bit of code!

Brian, Oxford/MI
July 30, 2014 11:18am

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