Bug Number BUG-000098863
Submitted Aug 24, 2016
Modified Sep 12, 2019
Severity Medium
Applies To ArcGIS Online
Version Found 4.2
Prog Language N/A
Server Platform Windows 8
Client Platform Windows 8
Database N/A
Locale N/A
Status Implemented
Version Fixed 4.4
SP Fixed

Bug BUG-000098863


In ArcGIS Online, date values are unexpectedly converted to an unrecognized format when exporting hosted feature service to GeoJSON.

Additional Information


Alternate Solution

Workaround 1: Export to a different format other than GeoJSON. For example, testing shows that this date value conversion issue does not occur when exporting a hosted feature layer to CSV.

Workaround 2: Post-process the exported GeoJSON to convert the big integer values back into acceptable date values.

Additional information:
- Note that neither GeoJSON nor JSON specify how dates should be represented.
- Note that JavaScript does specify how dates must be formatted in JSON, as indicated by the Date object’s toJSON method: 2012-04-23T18:25:43.511Z
- Whatever format dates are converted into during Export to GeoJSON should be human-readable, recognizable, and able to be re-converted back into Date values when re-imported into ArcGIS Online.