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  • alexyoungs
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    Hi all,

    I'm using the GroupedBy method in the templates to group a set of data by a Y-m-d formatted date. All works fine, except that I'd like to further format the index value. For example, here's how I'm using it currently:

    <% loop GroupedData.GroupedBy(Day) %>
       <% loop Children %>
       <% end_loop %>
    <% end_loop %>

    Where (Day) relates to the following function:

    public function getDay() {
       return date('Y-m-d',strtotime($this->ActivityStartDateTime));

    Obviously the title then renders as a Y-m-d date (i.e. 2013-06-26), but what I'd like to do is to manipulate the $Day index value, so for example, what I'm looking to achieve is something similar to:

    <% loop GroupedData.GroupedBy(Day) %>
          <span class="calendar-icon">
             <span class="month">$Day.FormatMonth</span>
             <span class="day">$Day.FormatDay</span>
       <% loop Children %>
       <% end_loop %>
    <% end_loop %>

    ... and use a function somewhere to format the $Day value:

    public function FormatMonth() {
       return date('m',strtotime($this));
    public function FormatDay() {
       return date('d',strtotime($this));

    If there's a way to achieve the above then I'd be grateful for some pointers from someone.



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