CiviCRM 4.5.6. (trouble updating at this time) Drupal 7.34

I am just beginning to explore customizing CiviCRM. I have a lot of questions. Any answers to the following question will give me a better foundation upon which to explore my other questions.

On the dashboard, the activity dashlet shows the date but not the time of day.

What php or template file do I change to make the time part show? The time does show when I do a search for activities.

Also, what do I change to make the time the first column in the report?

I have spent hours studying the documentation but failed to make some kind of connection between that information and my needs.

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.

Activity Dashlet showing area without time

1 Answer 1


An excellent question - the Advanced Date Settings don't seem to affect the report.

You can try to make it a type of "timestamp" in civiroot/CRM/Report/Form/Activity.php. You might also want to build your report in Views. If you choose this approach, you'll want to install the Drupal Views in CiviCRM Dashlets module

  • Thanks Jon. A follow up question: By Views you mean within Drupal? Or is there a Views feature in CiviCRM?
    – OregonJohn
    Commented Apr 24, 2015 at 19:15
  • Views within Drupal - there is excellent CiviCRM integration with Views out of the box to use Civi data in Views. Also, I edited my answer above to show how to display Views on the dashboard. Super powerful! Commented Apr 25, 2015 at 5:45

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