In Drupal 8, there is a "member for" in the profile page to show that how long time since this user be a member until now.

I would like to list all the user's "member for" via Views. However there is no such variable in the Views FIELDS.

I was thinking create a user field called "member since" and then every day get the "member for" value (which in the profile already) everyday, and display this "member since" field via Views. However:

  1. I don't know how to get the value of existed "member for" variable in Drupal 8 for created user field "member since". (of course I can calculate it by myself, but I don't want to deal the timestamp, formation etc)
  2. I don't know how to run this function to get the value of existed "member for" variable one time everyday.

Or is there a better way to do it (Note I need to use Views to display it)?


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This is quite easy to achieve. Simply add the user's created field to your view, then change the field formatter for this to Time ago.

view field settings

  • Thanks a lot! but there is an "ago" after the time. Like "2 years 2 months ago" what I want is like "member for" "2 years 2 months". Is there any way to remove the "ago" there?
    – user71719
    May 15, 2017 at 4:00
  • @DHH probably the easiest is to do this is to override the created field twig template for your view / display - then just use the twig replace filter (twig.sensiolabs.org/doc/2.x/filters/replace.html) to replace ' ago' with an empty string.
    – user34185
    May 15, 2017 at 8:37

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