If you want to use in your chaincode the exact time or date, it is not a straigtforward thing, because, the different endorsement peers might have different time set and if your commitment information is not the same in all of your commitment peers, the transaction will not be accepted as a valid one. What you can use, is the timestamp of the transaction itself, like with the help of a chaincodeStub.getTxTimestamp() call.
...by Daniel Szego
"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication."
Leonardo da Vinci
Thursday, August 1, 2019
If you log your chaincode activity, like with the help of a standard logger, it is always a good idea to know for which call was your log message generated. You can use the getTxId() function call to log the transaction ID for you message.
Do not use static variables in your chaincode in Hyperedger Fabric to store general settings, beacuse if the docker containers are restarted, your setting can be lost. Store instead everything in the ledger, or optionally in the private store.