I have a dateTime field Session_Date_Time__c I want to extract only time from this field. I have tried using


but it gives the result as


But i want the result as


Any help would be appreeciated. Thanks in advance!!!!!

1 Answer 1


You can do it like this :

String s = Session_Date_Time__c.format('HH:mm:ss') 

The DateTime methods : https://developer.salesforce.com/docs/atlas.en-us.apexcode.meta/apexcode/apex_methods_system_datetime.htm

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    Its worth mentioning that format(dateFormatString) will return the time in the users local. If the code is executed by 2 users with different locals and the same DateTime it will return 2 different times. format(dateFormatString, timezone) or formatGmt(dateFormatString) could be used if you wanted the time to be consistent regardless of the users local.
    – BarCotter
    Jun 25, 2015 at 10:02
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    @BarCotter : you're totally right ! Thanks for mentionning it.
    – SF_user
    Jun 25, 2015 at 10:19

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