Display the last time a message payload of a string "low" was received

I have a sensor that may only send a message via mqtt every few seconds. But will once every few days. Its payload is a string and is "low" the same topic also publishes another message normal as well. What I am wanting to do is show the date and time that the "low" message was received on either on a text node or something else. I did manage to get the message to show, however once it received normal it showed the normal time.

Any tips appreciated

I used a function node with the following.

var currentDate = new Date();
var day = currentDate.getDate();
var month = currentDate.getMonth() + 1; // Adding 1 to the month because it's zero-based
var year = currentDate.getFullYear();
var hour = currentDate.getHours();
var minutes = currentDate.getMinutes();

// Preserve the incoming payload
var incomingPayload = msg.payload;

if (incomingPayload === "low") {
    // If the incoming payload is "low," update it with the timestamp
    msg.payload = hour + ':' + (minutes < 10 ? '0' : '') + minutes + ', ' + day + '/' + month + '/' + year;

return msg;

I would just use standard nodes, I don't think a function node is really needed. Filter the message and only allow the payloads that return low to pass, use a switch node for this. You can format the date time to local time using $moment in a change node using JSONata or your function, and then display.

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If you really ant to do it in your function use an if/else conditional.

if(incomingPayload === "low"){
 set payload.......
  msg = null;

Thank you will give this a go now without the function as well.

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