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I have a date field for an item in which I am entering a range of years. I have created a view which displays the start date and end date as individual fields. Typical output looks like this:

Title: Pop Art
Start Date: 1958
End Date: 1970

However, there are several items which do not have an end date because they are ongoing. Even though for the end date field's "No Results Behavior" I have "No results text" set to the word present it renders the start date in place of my rewrite text:

Title: Contemporary Art
Start Date: 1970
End Date: 1970

I want it to do output like this:

Title: Contemporary Art
Start Date: 1970
End Date: present

How can I get the end date to render as the word "present" when no end date is specified?

Note: in my final view I will output the date range as, "1970-present." Above, I formatted my examples as "label: value" for clarity.

  • are you using date module? – Shabir A. Dec 18 '15 at 16:17
  • Yes, I'm using Date module (Drupal 7). – Tantalus Dec 18 '15 at 16:19
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When there is no end date specified for a node it takes both the dates same. The module consider it a one day event.

However, in your case you are making it ongoing by not mentioning the end_date so no results behavior is not going to work. I would suggest to use some global php like this

<?php
if($row->field_date == $row->field_date_1) {
   echo "Present";
} else {
  echo $row->field_date_1;
}
?>

Make sure to include this php field after both start and end date fields, and make the end date fields hidden.

  • This got me on the right track. However $row->field_date returns nothing in Views PHP. I've come across this before and the solution was to use the $data variable. I will post my code as a separate answer since I can't figure out how to format a block of code in a comment. – Tantalus Dec 18 '15 at 17:01
  • I tried the code on my site and it was working, not sure what you messing at your end – Shabir A. Dec 18 '15 at 17:04
  • Is it working now? – Shabir A. Dec 18 '15 at 17:07
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Shabir A.'s answer got me on the right track. However $row->field_date returns nothing for me in Views PHP. I've come across this before and the solution was to use the $data variable. Here's the code I ended up using (my date field is 'field_art_year' the extra field_ is not a typo):

<?php
$startdate = date("Y", strtotime($data->field_field_art_year[0]['raw']['value']));
$enddate = date("Y", strtotime($data->field_field_art_year[0]['raw']['value2']));

if($startdate == $enddate) {
  print $startdate . "&ndash;present";
} else {
  print $startdate . "&ndash;" . $enddate;
}
?>

Addendum: Should wrap this code in if (isset($data->field_field_art_year[0]) { } or else you get errors in the log.

  • Addendum: Should wrap this code in if (isset($data->field_field_art_year[0]) { } or else you get errors in the log. – Tantalus Dec 18 '15 at 19:17

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