I have a field called birthday that is defined for users. In views, is there any way to create a filter that filters only by month? Smallest values it lets me select is year and month where I only need month. (to find users who are born in April for example). Thanks for any help.

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If you are using the date module, then you can set the granularity to month in the date filter settings.

Then, you can configure the filter like so Operator: "is equal to" and Date: "this month".

If you don't see these filter settings, you would have to enable the date_views module.

  • I have set the granularity to only month, but on the configure screen, it forces me to select a year too. See the screen shot please. – farjam Apr 4 '16 at 16:08
  • @farjam You need to change the select a date (from your screenshot) to Enter a relative date. Then enter a relative date in the relative date field. e.g. this month, eighth month etc. See php.net/manual/en/datetime.formats.relative.php – Vergil K Apr 4 '16 at 16:25
  • Thanks for the help, but in the actual filter that produces (when I set it to exposed), it defaults to current month, but still shows year too. My goal is for an admin to go to that view, select a month, and be able to view all users who were born in that month. He can then switch to another month and view users born in the other month. – farjam Apr 4 '16 at 16:56
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    @farjam In that case these links below may help you display only month in the exposed filter: link1 link2 – Vergil K Apr 4 '16 at 17:52

Here is what I ended up doing:

 * Impliments hook_form_views_exposed_form_alter
 * Used to change exposed date filter to month only, as this is not available in the views UI
function MODULENAME_form_views_exposed_form_alter(&$form, $form_state) {
  if( $form['#id'] == 'form_id') {
    // Switch date formatter to month only
    $form['field_date']['value']['#date_format'] = 'm';
    // Add extra validator to handle filter submit
    $form['#validate'][] = 'MODULENAME_views_exposed_form_validate';
 * Custom validator for exposed date filter
function MODULENAME_views_exposed_form_validate(&$form, &$form_state) {
  $handlers = &$form_state['view']->filter;
  foreach ($handlers as $key => $handler) {
    if (!empty($handler->options['exposed'])
     && isset($form[$key]['value']['#type'])
     && $form[$key]['value']['#type'] == 'date_select'
     && $form[$key]['value']['#date_format'] == 'm'){
      $handler->options['granularity'] = 'month';
      $handler->format = 'm';

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