How ot customize the date format in products comments

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4 months 1 day ago #292976

Hello,
I see that the date format in products comments is handled by the language string
HIKASHOP_EXTENDED_DATE_FORMAT="%d.%m.%Y - %H:%M"

I woudl like a different format (like 20 May 2018), but if I change that language string this will affect the date format on orders/invoices etc... whcih instead should stay %d.%m.%Y - %H:%M

so how to do this?
in vote / listing.php file I see this code

<td colspan="8"><?php
			$voteClass = hikashop_get('class.vote');
			$vote = $voteClass->get($elt->vote_id);
			echo hikashop_getDate($vote->vote_date);
		?></td>

could you suggest maybe how to edit it in order to pull a different language string?

thank you!

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4 months 13 hours ago #292998

Hi,

You can just change the line:
echo hikashop_getDate($vote->vote_date);
to:
echo hikashop_getDate($vote->vote_date, '%d.%m.%Y - %H:%M');
and replace %d.%m.%Y - %H:%M by the format you want:
us2.php.net/strftime/

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4 months 10 hours ago #293011

Thank you,
I tried this but it's not working unfortunately.
I inserted

<tr>
		<td colspan="8"><?php
			$voteClass = hikashop_get('class.vote');
			$vote = $voteClass->get($elt->vote_id);
			echo hikashop_getDate($vote->vote_date, '%d %B %Y');
		?></td>
	</tr>

should show 22 May 2018
but it still shows 22.05.2018

I tried to insert some new comments to see if this would change only in the new ones,
I have also verified that the vote / listing.php is rendering the changes correctly, tried to add a test paragraph and it shows

so what could this be?

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4 months 7 minutes ago #293015

Hi,

Make sure that you're editing the correct view file wih the "Display view files" setting of the HikaShop configuration.
It should indeed be vote/listing.php
Make sure that you're editing it for the correct template.

Also, note that the %d %B %Y format is a default format and thus if you use that, it will automatically use the translation key:
HIKASHOP_DATE_FORMAT="%d %B %Y"
So either you change that translation key, or instead of the format, you use a new translation key and you enter the format for that translation key in your translation override so that the system can use it.

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3 months 4 weeks ago #293091

Ok, this is really strange...

so I inserted a language string

echo hikashop_getDate($vote->vote_date, JText::_('HIKASHOP_DATE_VOTE'));
and in my language file
HIKASHOP_DATE_VOTE="%d %B %Y"
result is always the same: 22.05.2018
these are all other language strings I have on file
HIKASHOP_DATE_FORMAT="%d.%m.%Y"
HIKASHOP_DATE_VOTE="%d %B %Y"
HIKASHOP_EXTENDED_DATE_FORMAT="%d.%m.%Y - %H:%M"
the vote / listing.php si definitely the right one, If I insert some text I can see it on frontend, also
when I change
echo hikashop_getDate($vote->vote_date, JText::_('HIKASHOP_DATE_VOTE'));
to
echo hikashop_getDate($vote->vote_date, JText::_('HIKASHOP_EXTENDED_DATE_FORMAT'));
the date indeed changed to: 22.05.2018 - 10:23

but as soon as I change it back to
echo hikashop_getDate($vote->vote_date, JText::_('HIKASHOP_DATE_VOTE'));
it becomes again: 22.05.2018

so I am confused here...because if I change the language string to
HIKASHOP_DATE_VOTE="%Y"
then I correctly see just the year
but as soon as I change it to
HIKASHOP_DATE_VOTE="%d %B %Y"

I see: 22.05.2018
while it should be: 22 May 2018

this is truly a mistery to me!

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3 months 4 weeks ago #293099

I trying to cange date formats at the moment.You could try the date format as:
‘d.M.y – h.i’

d = day as 2 digits
M = month as 3 letters i.e. Jan
F = month in full i.e. January
y = year as 2 digits i.e. 18
Y = year as 4 digits i.e. 2018
h = hour in 12 hour format
I = minutes

This works for me but don't know if its the best way.

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3 months 4 weeks ago #293105

Thanks Malcom but I need this format to work "%d %B %Y"

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3 months 4 weeks ago #293093

Hi,

No, you need to pass the translation key, not the text.
So the code should be for example:

echo hikashop_getDate($vote->vote_date, 'HIKASHOP_DATE_VOTE');

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3 months 4 weeks ago #293118

mmmh..

if I insert this

echo hikashop_getDate($vote->vote_date, 'HIKASHOP_DATE_VOTE');
I get this
%02 %482 %2018

if I insert this
echo hikashop_getDate($vote->vote_date, JText::_('HIKASHOP_DATE_VOTE'));
I get this
02.04.2018

while it should be
2 Apr 2018

because the language string is
HIKASHOP_DATE_VOTE="%d %B %Y"

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3 months 4 weeks ago #293120

Hi,

I don't see why it would do that.
Then simply use instead the date function of PHP with the format you want:
php.net/manual/fr/function.date.php

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3 months 4 weeks ago #293149

Yes, this is quite misterious to me too...
I have already tried
echo hikashop_getDate($vote->vote_date, '%d %B %Y');
see third reply on this same post

It still renders 02.04.2018 and not 2 Apr 2018

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3 months 4 weeks ago #293162

Then use the date function instead of hikashop_getDate as I said in my previous message.

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3 months 3 weeks ago #293217

Thank you for your patience Nicola,
I am not a developer and I don't always understand fully what you mean :unsure:

This finally did the trick and now the votes date is showing correctly

echo hikashop_getDate($vote->vote_date, 'j F Y');

thanks again!

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