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Does anyone know how to timestamp a string in firebase using React so it could be sorted a certain way?

asked in CSC490_Spring2019 by (-492 points)

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If you specifically want to use a timestamp, then you could try getting the time from a Date object, then use that as the key when storing your value. When you write to Firebase it automatically sorts the items in a branch by their key.

Also, if you have children in Firebase that themselves have multiple children, you can use OrderByChild() to order what you read by a specific child. The link below is to some documentation that has the orderByChild() method listed.

https://firebase.google.com/docs/reference/js/firebase.database.Reference#orderbychild

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Thanks, I will try to do that!

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Thanks, Imma try it out!

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