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Drupal 7, Views node to be selected on date range.

I would like to have my view only return nodes that were created last month, no matter when I run the view this month. So as it's the middle of January, I want all nodes created in December last year, and next month I want all of January's

So the dates would be between first day of last month and the last day of last month.

In php I can use:

echo date('Y m d', strtotime('first day of last month')) 

and

echo date('Y m d', strtotime('last day of last month')) 

to get the correct date range.

However, in Drupal, the SQL does not create the correct ranges.

Viewing the view and sql logs at 11:55 on Jan 16th 2013 I see :

(node.created >= 1358337264-2678400

which works out as 2012-12-16 11:54:24, so it is a month ago, but not the first day of that month.

Any thoughts.

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If possible, it might be beneficial to create a separate Date field for your content type. I often find that if I need to do custom filtering in a view, filtering by the date field instead of node post date is much easier. Being able to collect different granularity such as day and month can be helpful also.

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The following seems to work. It must be a bug in views

first day of -2 month for the min

last day of -2 month for the max

  • The sql generated by first day -2 month is (node.created BETWEEN 1358342287-5270400 AND 1358342287-2764800) which becomes 61 and 32 days, but should be 61 + 16 and 32 + 16 ( as it is the 16th of January) – Geoff Charlton Jan 16 '13 at 13:27
  • I am getting the correct result in the views. get the content posted from dec 1st to dec 31st – Mohammed Shameem Jan 16 '13 at 13:38
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Try to set your granularity to month and set the filter only to

equals = last month

This works for me.

Edit: Geoff Charlton is using node post date for filtering and not a date field. No granularity can be set on post date.

  • I misunderstood the question, sorry for irritation. – Volker Jan 16 '13 at 14:03

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