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DataObjectManager Module

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Date in DOM interface


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23 July 2010 at 5:03am Community Member, 11 Posts

Hey all,

I've added a datefield to one of my DOM classes and added some configuration:

class NotulenItem extends DataObject {

static $db = array(
'Vergaderdatum' => 'Date'

function getCMSFields_forPopup() {
$dateField = new DateField('Vergaderdatum');
$dateField->setConfig('showcalendar', true);
$dateField->setConfig('dateformat', 'dd/MM/YYYY');

$fields = new FieldSet();
return $fields;


This works just about right, when I add a record to my page I see the date in the format I want (dd-mm-yyyy). When I then return to the overview of records that are attached to the page, the date is shown in the default format (yyyy-mm-dd). Is there some way I can influence the format of the Date in the DOM overview?




23 July 2010 at 5:20am 4085 Posts

Yup.. just write a custom getter..

public function getNiceDate() {
return $this->obj('YourDatefield')->Format('d-m-Y');

and then in your fields array, just use "NiceDate" in place of the native date field in the DB.


23 July 2010 at 6:34am Community Member, 11 Posts

Thank you very much for the fast reply, works like a charm :-)