Templating the Date field

The Date field allows content writers to add a date that represents a calendar day. 

Get the date value

Here's how to get the value of a Date field.

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@document["post.date"].value

Output a simple date

The first way to display the date is to use the simple format: "YYYY/MM/DD".

Here's an example that shows how to do this using the to_date method.

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<span class="date">
  <%= @document["post.date"].value.to_date %>
</span>
# Outputs in the following format: 2016/01/23

Other date formats

You can control the format of the date value by using strftime method as shown below.

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<span class="date">
  <%= @document["post.date"].value.strftime("%B %d, %Y") %>
</span>
# Outputs in the following format: January 23, 2016

For more formatting options, explore the Ruby documentation for the strftime method.


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