Using Sitecore 9.1.1 with SXA 1.8.1.

I have a rendering variant which outputs a date field in a particular date format. When my first field being evaluated is empty then the fallback value displays in the selected format. However if my first field has a value then it displays it in the format "8/29/2019 12:00:00 AM". The same date format selection was made in both fields.

My rendering variant: enter image description here

My template - both are date fields, the only difference being the Published date gets a default of now. enter image description here

Reviewed output:

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vs my Published fallback:

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  • Double-check if everything is published. Aug 29, 2019 at 8:54
  • @DawidRutkowski I did jump into the web database and everything seemed to be there. I was kind of hoping the date format string hadn't been published for an easy explanation :)
    – Jen
    Aug 30, 2019 at 6:05
  • Raising a support ticket as I have reproduced in a vanilla sxa install. Damn was looking forward to using these cool looking fallback fields. :)
    – Jen
    Sep 3, 2019 at 1:12

1 Answer 1


This was raised as a bug - Sitecore reference 362491.

The workaround was to have rule based display of the variant fields: enter image description here

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