“Eclecticism, (from Greek eklektikos, “selective”), in philosophy and theology, the practice of selecting doctrines from different systems of thought without adopting the whole parent system for each doctrine.” – Encyclopaedia Britannica.
The WMI routine detects the cim_datetime type property and creates additional properties of the component parts. So in the case of Win32_OperatingSystem, the %installdate% property will have additional properties like %installdate_year%, %installdate_month% etc. These are available in the display template so you can construct your own formatted output.
This of course can be used for any cim_datetime property in a WMI result set.
This reply was modified 5 months, 2 weeks ago by Glenn.