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XF 1.4 Precise time of message being posted?

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by compactabt, Feb 27, 2016.

  1. compactabt

    compactabt Member


    As part of a police enquiry relating to the safety of one of my forum's members I've been asked if I can supply to the time, to the second, that a message was posted on my forum.

    Does anyone know if there's a way of finding this out, either in the normal admin capacity or by accessing the database?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. AndyB

    AndyB Well-Known Member

    Use phpMyAdmin.

    table = xf_post

    field = post_date

    post_date is the exact time the post was made in Unix timestamp. Use this link to convert to human readable:

  3. compactabt

    compactabt Member

    That's so helpful. Thanks very much!
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    You can do it with a query using:
    FROM xf_post
    WHERE post_id = 1
    Change the post_id (1) to the actual post.

    The output is in the format yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm:ss

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