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dateformat full month YYYY


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ambient

Community Member, 123 Posts

17 June 2011 at 5:03am

Hi all,

I thought this would be an easy thing to do but after banging my head against the wall till it bled I now have no choice but to seek your help.

I want the dates from the 2nd tutorial to display as e.g. "April 2010" instead of 04 2010

I thought it would be as easy as changing MM YYYY to something different in this line

$dateField->setConfig('dateformat', 'MM YYYY');

but haven't been able to figure it out.

Can this be done? I'm not very experienced as a developer so I hope someone might have a solution :)

Thanks for looking

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Invader_Zim

Community Member, 141 Posts

17 June 2011 at 7:11am

Hi ambient.

If your problem is just the output, you could try this in your template (themes/tutorial/templates/Layout/ArticlePage.ss):
Instead of this

...
$Content
<div class="newsDetails">
Posted on $Date.Nice by $Author
</div>
...

try this:

...
$Content
<div class="newsDetails">
Posted on $Date.Month $Date.Year by $Author
</div>
...

For more methods have a look at the Date Class in /sapphire/core/model/fieldtypes/Date.php

Cheers
Christian

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ambient

Community Member, 123 Posts

18 June 2011 at 12:00am

Christian you are a scholar and a gent :)

That worked perfect, thank you so much

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martimiz

Forum Moderator, 1106 Posts

19 June 2011 at 11:31pm

Dates are confusing :-) $dateField->setConfig() is used when setting the default format for display in a Date field within a form as in

$dateField = new DateField( 'MyDate', 'Soeme date');
$dateField->setConfig('dateformat', 'MM yyyy');

To format a date for output in your Template, Christians post of course is the way to go :-)

If for some reason you wanted to format a date from within your Page controller, you'd could create a Date object first, then use its methods. Something like this:

function getMyDateNice() {
return $this->obj('MyDate')->Nice();
}

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benni91

Community Member, 72 Posts

11 July 2011 at 4:50am

Hi,
can you tell me how to use this function to get an date output like this
DD. Month YYYY.

Thanks Benni

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ambient

Community Member, 123 Posts

12 July 2011 at 12:08am

Hi Benni,

I didn't use the function in the end as I only wanted the date to output a certain way.

If thats all you want to then I would suggest using Christians technique.

In your ss file something like

$Date.DayOfMonth $Date.Month $Date.Year

You can see more methods of the Date Class in /sapphire/core/model/fieldtypes/Date.php

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benni91

Community Member, 72 Posts

12 July 2011 at 3:31am

Hi,

i looked up the code in "/sapphire/core/model/fieldtypes/Date.php"
edit line 47 like this   

function Nice() {
if($this->value) return date('d. F Y', strtotime($this->value));
}

and everything works fine :)

thx ambient