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I've created a rule to send an html email which contains a date, printed using tokens as [commerce-order:field_delivery_date]. In email, the date looks like 2016-07-08 00:00:00 to 2016-08-02 00:00:00. The date may or may not be an interval.

How can I alter the date format in Rules?

I know that I can use something like [commerce-order:field-delivery-date:value:custom:j m] - [commerce-order:field-delivery-date:value2:custom:j m Y] which outputs 08.07 - 02.08.2016.

But, I don't always have an interval, I can only have the start date, which should be printed as 08.07.2016.

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Try to use what you have defined as the format for short / medium / long format in your Drupal date settings, using either of these tokens:

  • [commerce-order:field_delivery_date:value:short]
  • [commerce-order:field_delivery_date:value:medium]
  • [commerce-order:field_delivery_date:value:long]

However, since your date seems to be a data range, you may have to enable the Entity API module and its "Entity tokens" sub-module to access the date values.

Also, be aware that Entity tokens replaces underscores (= "_") in the tokens names by dashes (= "-"), so in your case "field_delivery_date" becomes "field-delivery-date". And with that, this is how it should look like:

  • [commerce-order:field-delivery-date:value:short]
  • [commerce-order:field-delivery-date:value:medium]
  • [commerce-order:field-delivery-date:value:long]
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  • It doesn't seem to work. The tokens are replaced with empty strings in the email. Thanks! – Oana Hulpoi Jun 29 '16 at 7:56
  • This does not work either. I have Entity API with Entity tokens installed. I have tried [commerce-order:field-delivery-date:short] [commerce-order:field-delivery-date:medium] [commerce-order:field-delivery-date:long]. It works only if I access the start date or the end date, like [commerce-order:field-delivery-date:value:short]. – Oana Hulpoi Jun 30 '16 at 15:47
  • Maybe there is another way to alter the [commerce-order:field_delivery_date] and output the interval in this way 08.07 - 02.08.2016? Please note that the year is displayed only once, in the end date. Thank you :) – Oana Hulpoi Jun 30 '16 at 15:50
  • Your token works, but it won't format the date as I described... I want, for example, to show the year only in the end date. Using your syntax, the both start date and end date will be formatted in the same way. – Oana Hulpoi Jun 30 '16 at 16:18

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