I am trying to import entityform submissions. When using feeds and feeds entity processor it asks for a default value for the "date submitted". I have tried several date formats and none of them are accepted.

I have tried




month dd, year

unix timestamp

What format does this need to be in?

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2 Answers 2


Dates have to be specified as timestamps. There is a patch for the Feeds entity processor module available to add support for date formats: https://www.drupal.org/node/2708243

With the patch applied, date formats can be the following (among more):

  • yyyy-mm-dd: 2017-06-30
  • yyyy-mm-ddThh:mm:ss: 2017-06-30T08:53:30
  • mm/dd/yyyy: 06/30/2017
  • mm-dd-yyyy: 06-30-2017
  • mm/dd/yyyy hh:mm:ss: 06/30/2017 08:53:30
  • dd-mm-yyyy: 30-06-2017
  • dd-mm-yyyy hh:mm:ss: 30-06-2017 08:53:30

The specified user should be an user ID, not an username.

  • Wow, thanks MegaChriz. That worked like a charm. You are awesome! Commented Jul 1, 2017 at 16:26

Checking the code is seems the validation is done by entity module entity_property_verify_data_type which checks for numeric values regarding a date field. So try


not working

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valid date

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  • unfortunately that didn;t work, I get the following error: EntityMetadataWrapperException: Invalid data value given. Be sure it matches the required data type and format. in EntityDrupalWrapper->set() (line 736 of /sites/all/modules/entity/includes/entity.wrapper.inc). Commented Jun 27, 2017 at 15:56
  • I just tested this with the Node entity processor - EXPERIMENTAL version and it works as expected. So the must be some other problem on your system. I used the latest entity and feeds* modules. Commented Jun 28, 2017 at 5:39
  • Do you get a real exception? On what entity? I guess to have to be more specific with your question then. Commented Jun 28, 2017 at 5:41
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    Hi Nigel, I've created a patch to add better date support for Feeds entity processor. See drupal.org/node/2708243. See also drupal.org/node/2868044 for my answer on what to type in the "User" field for an entityform submission.
    – MegaChriz
    Commented Jul 1, 2017 at 10:58
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    The patch of MegaChriz would solve the user input which is great but will not solve the exception. I've retested using (DEV 2017-May-26) of FeedsEntityProcessorEntityform and still cannot reproduce. @NigelWaters I hope the patch works for you :). Could it be your modules are not all up to date? Commented Jul 1, 2017 at 12:40

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