Track Time with the Time Field Type (Beta)

The time field type, which was a pilot release in Summer ’17, is now a beta release. Use this custom field type to track time that is not specific to a single date, such as preferred contact hours. The time field type is useful for time management, event planning, and project management. This feature is available in Lightning Experience, Salesforce Classic, and all versions of the Salesforce app.
Available in: Sandboxes and Developer Editions. To enable this feature in all other editions, contact Salesforce.



This release contains a beta version of the time custom field type, which means it’s a high-quality feature with known limitations. This feature appears in sandboxes and developer edition orgs. For information on enabling this feature in your production org, contact Salesforce. We can’t guarantee general availability within any particular time frame or at all. Make your purchase decisions only on the basis of generally available products and features. You can provide feedback and suggestions for the time field type in the Custom Time Field Trailblazer Community group.

The time field type is a timestamp minus the date. You can select the time field type when you create a custom field.

To support using time in formulas, this beta release introduces the TIMEVALUE and TIMENOW functions, as well as new HOUR, MINUTE, SECOND and MILLISECOND functions.