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Date

This field type represents a date without time information.

NameInternal nameExpected input type
Dateezdatemixed

Description

This FieldType makes possible to store and retrieve a date information.

Input expectations

If input value is of type string or integer, it will be passed directly to the PHP's built-in \DateTime class constructor, therefore the same input format expectations apply.

It is also possible to directly pass an instance of \DateTime.

TypeExample
string"2012-08-28 12:20 Europe/Berlin"
integer
1346149200
\DateTime
new \DateTime()

Time information is not stored.

Before storing, given input value will be set to the the beginning of the day in the given or the environment timezone.

Validation

This FieldType does not use any special validation of the input value.

Settings

The field definition of this FieldType can be configured with one option:

NameTypeDefault valueDescription
defaultType
Type::DEFAULT_EMPTY
Type::DEFAULT_CURRENT_DATE
Type::DEFAULT_EMPTY
The constant used here defines default input value when using administration interface.
Date FieldType example settings

Value object

Properties

The Value class of this field type contains the following properties:

PropertyTypeDescription
$date\DateTimeThis property will be used for the text content.
String representation

String representation of the date value will generate the date string in the format "l d F Y" as accepted by PHP's built-in date() function.

Example: Wednesday 22 May 2013

Constructor

The constructor for this value object will initialize a new Value object with the value provided. It accepts an instance of PHP's built-in \DateTime class.

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