Repeating Dates

jlocke's picture
Gardener

jlocke
April 6, 2012
10:49am

I'm trying to understand how the date repeat works.

I've read the release notes that refer to displaying repeating dates in Views.  Are the repeating dates added to the initial date or are they additional date fields?

When the repeating date option is selected there are options to choose frequency.  Let's say for example you choose Weekly on Friday for 12 weeks. Does this only create a description or are there actual fieldable dates created?  If so, are they actual nodes?

When the Include Dates option  is selected, then actual dates can be added.  Again, are these only descriptions or are they actually usable fields that can be used in Views.

When and if the calendar module is added, will repeating dates appear individually on the calendar?

Thanks,

Jeff Locke

 

Status: Resolved

Comments

Moderator
stacywray April 9, 2012
3:56pm

Hi Jeff,

These are all really good questions. I'll need to do some further research and get back to you on this.

Thanks for your patience!

 

Best regards,

Stacy Wray | Acquia Client Solutions Engineer
DG tip: Replace your site's default contact form. bit.ly/1bKf1Py

Moderator
stacywray April 10, 2012
1:18pm

Hi Jeff,

I just tested your scenario out on my own sandbox site by adding the Date field to my content type, and selecting repeating dates to occur for 5 weeks. Only one node is created for the initial date; however, when I created a View - you can definitely filter by the date field to show values between x and y dates as illustrated in my screenshots below:

https://skitch.com/e-stacywray/81ygd/date-repeat-fields-content-stacywray-1-2-3-testing

https://skitch.com/e-stacywray/81ygu/date-repeat-fields-content-stacywray-1-2-3-testing

This should apply for the Include Dates option as well if you were to include that span of time when you're configuring your filter criterion "between x and y".

Regarding your Calendar module question, it's hard to comment since this functionality hasn't actually been added yet so no Gardens documentation exists; however, my hunch is that yes these repeating dates would appear individually on the calendar.

Hope this info helps!

 

Best regards,

 

Stacy Wray | Acquia Client Solutions Engineer
DG tip: Replace your site's default contact form. bit.ly/1bKf1Py

Gardener
jlocke April 10, 2012
4:34pm

I appreciate you digging into all that.  I will continue to play around with repeating dates and am still trying to get my head around it.

Thanks, Jeff

Moderator
stacywray April 10, 2012
4:51pm

Hi Jeff,

You're welcome. It was helpful for me as well.

 

Regards,

Stacy Wray | Acquia Client Solutions Engineer
DG tip: Replace your site's default contact form. bit.ly/1bKf1Py

This topic has been closed to further comments.

Feedback