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Change Note Creation Times

<10kB. Updated 2019-03-05.
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This is a simple port of the 'reset creation times' add-on (https://ankiweb.net/shared/info/1348853407) to Anki 2.1.


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on 1638267285
Great idea for an addon, and thanks for the effort to port it to 2.1.
Sadly it doesn't work as addon's name suggests:
CARD creation time doesn't change at all. What's changed is the NOTE creation time.
But even in notes view in browser, with notes sorted in some (any) order, after applying the addon, the timestamps of notes change, but not in the sequence the notes are currently sorted in browser.

Please make the addon reset the CARD creation timestamps in the order they are currently shown in the Anki's browser (as the original 2.0 addon declares in its description).

That would make perfect sense because it would enable users to make filtered (custom study) decks where the order of showing cards would follow the predefined sequence (order by date added).

It's needed for some card types like Cloze Overlapper / Cloze (Hide All) / Cloze Anything and other similar addons whose generated cards need to be shown 1 by 1 in a strict sequence but these addons' card creation timestamps are not in the order required for their own best usage.
on 1632466928
very useful
on 1628560224
random datetime
on 1622335651
Only possible to change Created Date while it´s still impossible to change Added Date (which messes up the stats for many).
on 1613268531
Thank you!! You saved my life!
I've tried all kind of manipulations and add-ons and none were doing what I needed: exporting to .txt in the due order.
The cards were imported with AnkiGen and dated 1970 in the wrong order...
on 1606330696
An option to also change the time would be very interesting to organize the card order.
on 1605341697
Thanks for the addon. It'd be great to use ISO 8601 date format (2020-11-14), at least as an option.
on 1604078987
Thank you for your addon. I was inspired by your addon to make my own note repositioning addon. I credited your addon in the page. https://ankiweb.net/shared/info/1114271285
on 1590810091
Please also include ability to change TIME... :)
on 1587490013
Seems to work well, any chance it could be updated to include changing the time the card was added?
on 1580473463
Useful add-on

thanks for your contribution
on 1577975151
Does what it says it'll do.

I didn't quite understand what this would do with time, but it does what I wanted it to do: It doesn't increment the date for each card selected, it increments in ticks (not too sure whether they are ticks or seconds or quite what) on the same day so all cards selected have the same date but incremental times. Just what I needed. Thanks.
on 1566777417
Great addon, allow us to change the order for cards by the creation date (so when rescheduling) we can study cards be the sequence of the subject learned. when u'll update the addon, to include also the time (hour:minutes:seconds) and not only the date