Ok, I have the following:

the edit_date is stored in the exp_channel_titles table in the edit_date field by default.

This is the value 20130320100306 (20/03/2013 10:03:06)

I tested the following tags within a ZooVisitor update form


output: 08-01-1970

{edit_date format="%d-%m-%Y"}

output: 639874-06-14 00:25

{exp:low_nice_date date="{edit_date}" format="%d-%m-%Y"}

output: 14-06-1974

Running EE v2.5.3 - Build Date: 20120911

kind regards, Vic

2 Answers 2


This is because date formatting is not supported inside a Safecracker form. See also http://devot-ee.com/add-ons/support/zoo-visitor/viewthread/7449#25153

Cheers, Nico

  • I already use an addon: low_nice_date, but the output is 14-06-1974 and it should be 20-03-2013
    – Vic
    Mar 21, 2013 at 7:39

I too had some issues with datepicker and formatting date in safecracker. This may be of further assistance: SAEF + Matrix + Date_field + custom layout, datepicker not displaying

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