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I created a custom Entity with one of the properties named 'created' and set with the Drupal REQUEST_TIME in seconds. I want to display this property using the Views module as a formatted Date/Time field. The Date/Time format option is not offered on the Views field settings dialogue.

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Implement hook_entity_property_info_alter() to describe your custom entity type's properties to the Entity API module, which will then automatically create Views integration based on the types of fields in your database table.

http://www.drupalcontrib.org/api/drupal/contributions!entity!entity.api.php/function/hook_entity_property_info_alter/7

An example of this can be found in the Log module, which has three timestamps (timestamp, created, and changed). It gives each of these a "type" of "date" in the entity property info, which automatically makes them visible to Views as date fields. http://cgit.drupalcode.org/log/tree/log.module#n242

  • Why hook_entity_property_info_alter() instead of hook_entity_property_info()? I just implemented hook_entity_property_info() for the 'created' property but the Views configuration page reports the error message Broken/missing handler. I don't know how I'm supposed to define this handler. – okey_on Jul 21 '17 at 20:03
  • Wow hook_entity_property_info_alter worked. I'd think that hook_entity_property_info would work as well but apparently it didn't. Or maybe I did not implement it correctly? – okey_on Jul 23 '17 at 5:44

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