I want to get the timestamp of an event.

How can I get time of event fired, if the event data does not contain any time value?

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You can do this by checking the timestamp of the block that the event was included in. For something like web3.js, you can use getBlock:

web3.eth.getBlock(blockHashOrBlockNumber [, returnTransactionObjects] [, callback])

Additionally, you can include the timestamp in the event itself. It would look like this:

pragma solidity ^0.5.5;

contract MyEvetTest {

   event MyEvent(uint256 timestamp);

   function myFunction() public {
       emit MyEvent(block.timestamp);
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    Thank You, perfect answer, exactly to the point . Aug 6, 2019 at 17:30
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    Great. Feel free to "accept" the answer, so that future viewers will know that this answer solved your issue. Aug 6, 2019 at 17:52
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    I checked entire page, and didn't found any button like "accept", don't know where that gone, here is only two options "share" and "edit" , otherwise I would not have replied thanks in comment because accept=thanks Aug 7, 2019 at 10:44
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If you didn't store timestamp in event, you can parse like this

const getTimeByBlock = async(txHash) => {
  const blockN = await web3.eth.getTransaction(txHash)
  const blockData = await web3.eth.getBlock(blockN.blockNumber)

  return blockData.timestamp

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