I'm currently looking to send out an email using Postmaster when an entry expires. My entry will be assigned a expiration date, so im curious if I can use this variable in the "Post Date Specific" field. Currently the field states that you can put a dynamic date.

Will it work with the {parcel:expiration_date format="%d/%m/%Y-%g:%i:%s"}? If it does, its not working for me.. Maybe its my formatting?

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Issue is definitely the formatting. I tested this locally and found that the format you used returns FALSE when it's passed to the strtotime() method. This because PHP cannot recognize the format to convert it to a timestamp, thus returning FALSE which will force the email to be sent immediately. Use the following format:

{parcel:expiration_date format="%Y/%m/%d %H:%i:%s"}
  • Suggestion: add the specific date format requirement to the docs.
    – Maxwell
    May 21, 2015 at 10:15

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