Not able to parse Custom Date

I have a date in the format 06/30/2016 00:21:49, I am trying to parse this date using

date {
  match => [ "time", "MM/dd/YYYY HH:mm:ss" ]

But the date is still a string value.
So how can I parse a date if it is not there in prewritten date pattern ??

Yes it will be as the date command is not changing your field By default it updates the @TIMESTAMP field

Yeah ! What you said was right. I added target => "date-time" (date-time is my custom date field) and now it is working as expected.

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