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I need CMS DateField to only show date, not time.

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Community Member, 165 Posts

30 August 2009 at 11:59am

Edited: 30/08/2009 12:02pm

If I have a $db 'Date' => 'Date' and then in getCMSFields() I have new DateField('Date'), it shows the date and time. I want it to only show the date because there is no time needed.

Note: I just noticed that the Database field type was datetime so I changed it to date and that fixed the issue.


Community Member, 271 Posts

30 August 2009 at 1:32pm

Edited: 30/08/2009 1:36pm

But still sometimes you want to store date in datetime format, but in one situation only display them in DD-MM-YYYY and in another situation in DD-MM-YYYY HH:MM.

I couldn't find any SS build in solution, so I think creating a method in your controller will fix the issue:

function Nicedate(){
	$datetime = new DateTime($this->YourDateTimeField); // >= php 5.2
	return $datetime->format('jS, F Y'); // or d-m-Y