The <a href="" target="_blank">creation log column</a> represents an item's creator and the date and time they created it. **Our API partially supports this column,** so you can read the creation log column via the API but cannot update it.

# Reading the creation log column

You can return the data in a creation log column in just one format. The text field will return the data as a simple string that displays the date and time someone created an item. This field does not show you who created the item. The value field will return _null._

Since you can't query the creation log column to return the creator of an item, we identified a solution to return the same data. You can query your items directly for the creator.

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