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XF 1.3 Format DateTime

Discussion in 'Styling and Customization Questions' started by Gossamer, Jun 7, 2014.

  1. Gossamer

    Gossamer Active Member

    Hello! I'm pulling a timestamp into a template using:
    <xen:datetime time="$ExistingReserve.expiration" />
    That makes it output as: Jun 14, 2014 at 5:48 PM

    I'd like for it to output as 6/14/14. How can I go about formatting it this way?
  2. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    Appearance > Languages
  3. Gossamer

    Gossamer Active Member

    Yep, I know I can change the format there for the entire forum.

    However, I just want it to display in a specific manner on this one template in an add-on I'm creating.
  4. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    I'm fairly sure you can't limit this to a single template. The template system plugs into the hook setting that you have configured in your language format.

    With that said, I'm sure someone could make an add-on to plug into that hook.
  5. Gossamer

    Gossamer Active Member

    Oh, found it!

    {xen:date $reserve.expiration, 'M d'}
    Outputs: Jun 14

    There's a list of usable format variables I found in XenForo_Locale::getFormattedDateInternal. Not sure if they're supposed to work with xen:datetime too, cause I had a lot of trouble finding a combination that did work. But glad to see it was possible.
    Adam Howard likes this.

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