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19 August 2009 at 11:43am (Last edited: 19 August 2009 11:44am), Community Member, 161 Posts

I hope this is the right place to post this. I'm not sure if it's a templating thing or what.


the Diary module displays the Start and End dates for every event.

I would like to make it so that if the start and end dates match, then only one date is displayed.

I have changed the template thus:
                           <p class="Duration">
                              <% if Start = End %>
                              <% else %>
                              $Start.Nice till $End.Nice
                              <% end_if %>
                              From $StartTime.Nice to $EndTime.Nice
                              at $Location

but it *always* goes to $Start.Nice till $End.Nice, even when I've tried changing the condition to <% if Start = Start %>

If I try to qualify the variables somewhat, by saying something like <% if Start.Nice = End.Nice %> or whatever else, I get the "unexpected '}' in template" error.

What am I doing wrong and how can I fix it?


19 August 2009 at 12:41pm 4085 Posts

AFAIK, you can't compare variables in SS. Unless the value of Start is "Start" that check will always fail. The logic needs to be handled in your model.

<% if SameTime %>

function SameTime()
return $this->Start == $this->End;


19 August 2009 at 2:37pm Community Member, 161 Posts

Oh, gotcha. I thought it was working on another template, but I can now see that it just *looked* like it was working.