Date explanation

I am new in ODK. Can anyone help me in explaining about creation date, submission date, marked as completed date. I am using postgreSQL.


Welcome to ODK, Larence! Be sure to introduce yourself here and add a profile picture when you get a chance.

creation date is metadata for the database. It's the datetime the database record was created.

submission date is the datetime the XML submission arrived at the server.

marked as completed date is the datetime all the attachments to the XML submission (e.g., pictures, audio, video) arrived.


I submitted the data and it shows the same datetime for creation date, submission date and marked as completed date. Doesn't the creation date should differ from other two?

They shouldn't necessarily differ and if they do differ, it'd likely be by very small amounts.

Thanks Yaw,
It is really helpful.