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Previously, to exclude seconds from datetime,
we had to parse datetime using strftime.
Let’s say we have a Product model
and we need to show purchased_at as a date time field excluding seconds.
This is our ProductsController.
And this is how our views/products/show.html.erb would look like.
And this is how it will get rendered on the browser.
Now, Rails allows adding a include_seconds option to datetime_field,
using which we can include/exclude the seconds.
This is how a browser renders it.
And suppose we need to include the seconds,
we can pass include_seconds as true.