Haven't used EE in a while and having a brain freeze on best way to do a date conditional.

I have a date custom field for a DOB. I want to conditional show items if the person/child is over 2 years old.

I'm thinking something along the line of:

{if ("{current_time format='%U'}" - "{child_dob format='%U'}") > '63113904'  }
    Do this
    Do that

Where this would test against the Unix timestamp? Or am I way off?


You're on the right track, but no bracing and formatting is needed; date variables will output timestamps without formatting, and comparisons can be made properly between integer types. So you can use a simpler:

{if (current_time - child_dob) >= 63072000}
    Do this
    Do That
  • Awesome! I'll give this a test in the morning! – shorn Jul 14 '16 at 21:30
  • Just testing this at the moment, doesn't seem to be working, although am I right in thinking that EE doesn't do maths in the template out of the box? – shorn Jul 15 '16 at 9:05
  • Math in conditionals is available since version 2.9.0 in July of 2014. – Derek Jones Jul 15 '16 at 14:45
  • Ah, that's why. We're on an earlier version. Used a maths plugin and seems to be working ok now. Thanks! – shorn Jul 15 '16 at 15:16
  • Time to upgrade! ;) – Derek Jones Jul 15 '16 at 15:47

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