I have a Drupal 7 site with a content type called Weekly Repeating Event, and events of this type repeat at the same time and day each week. I use a custom template file to display this node type by printing the fields, e.g.

print render($content['field_event_date'])

I understand how to use display types and how to make the repeat rule display, but for the life of me I cannot figure out how to display ONLY the dates that we list as "Exclude Dates."

I want the node to have a heading that says "No Meetings on the Following Dates" and to display any future dates from NOW (date the node was viewed) that the group is not meeting.

I can't figure out how to create a view of this, nor can I figure out how to make this happen within the template file.

All help appreciated.


What about doing this using views.

You can create a view that lists all nodes of your event type, and then add a filter that sorts on the excluded field.

If you are not familiar with views in D7 there is a great guide here.

I hope it helps you out.

  • Thanks for this - alas, I don't see an option anywhere in views to display excluded dates. Yes - you can filter by them - but you can't make them display. Let me know if I am missing something obvious.
    – alysaselby
    Jan 20 '19 at 22:16
  • It should be possible to add the excluded date as a field. Make sure that your view show content of type weekly repeating event, hope it makes sense
    – user72672
    Jan 20 '19 at 22:38
  • wow - I just don't see a field for the excluded date.
    – alysaselby
    Jan 21 '19 at 21:52
  • Sounds strange, and just to make sure the excluded date is a field in your content type?
    – user72672
    Jan 21 '19 at 22:24
  • No - the excluded date is not a field in the content type - only the Date is a field. The Date Module and the Date Repeat Modules provide a field to list dates you would want to exclude if your content type repeats. This is part of the rrule and looks like this in the database...looks like I can't upload an image so here is the data from the database:
    – alysaselby
    Jan 23 '19 at 18:19

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