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$Now not available in dataobject


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Bronwyn

Community Member, 20 Posts

28 February 2013 at 4:29pm

Edited: 01/03/2013 10:06am

Hi, I'm trying to use something like
<% if InFuture(EndDate) %> or <% if EndDate.InFuture %>
inside a control to get the next few events to put on a home page.

The control is calling upcoming events, which are defined by this function:

function UpcomingEvents($num=3) {
return DataObject::get("EventObject", "", "StartDate DESC", "", $num);
}

Nothing works.

If I put $Now outside my <% control %> block I get today's date, but anywhere inside it I get nothing. I have come to the conclusion that today's date is just not available to use within my control, which means that I can't use it to tell whether or not things are in the future.

My control is running through objects, not pages.

What I think I might have to do is incorporate it into the function up there^ but my function writing skills are minimal and I don't know how. I need to put in a filter I think.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Edit: I think I've found it. This post was very helpful - don't know why I couldn't find it before http://www.silverstripe.org/data-model-questions/show/12646