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Zoho Deluge: Push a value to a datetime field in CRM

What?
A very quick article to show pushing the date and time to ZohoCRM or ZohoCreator.

Why?
You may have received an error that goes something like:
datatype: datetime

How?
Here are some formatting examples:

Creator to CRM:
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v_CreatorTime = zoho.currenttime.toTime();
v_CrmTime = v_CreatorTime.toString("yyyy-MM-dd'T'HH:mm:ss") + v_CreatorTime.toString("Z").subString(0,3) + ":"  + v_CreatorTime.toString("Z").subString(3);
info v_CrmTime;
// yields 2021-09-10T12:49:31-07:00
  1.  v_CreatorTime = zoho.currenttime.toTime()
  2.  v_CrmTime = v_CreatorTime.toString("yyyy-MM-dd'T'HH:mm:ss") + v_CreatorTime.toString("Z").subString(0,3) + ":"  + v_CreatorTime.toString("Z").subString(3)
  3.  info v_CrmTime; 
  4.  // yields 2021-09-10T12:49:31-07:00 
and vice-versa CRM to Creator
Depends on the format of the datetime in your Creator field but standard would be:
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v_CrmTime = "2021-01-01T01:23:45+01:00";
v_CreatorTime = v_CrmTime.getPrefix("T") + " " + v_CrmTime.getPrefix("+").getSuffix("T");
info v_CreatorTime.toTime();
// yields 01-Jan-2021 01:23:45
  1.  v_CrmTime = "2021-01-01T01:23:45+01:00"
  2.  v_CreatorTime = v_CrmTime.getPrefix("T") + " " + v_CrmTime.getPrefix("+").getSuffix("T")
  3.  info v_CreatorTime.toTime()
  4.  // yields 01-Jan-2021 01:23:45 
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