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How to format date in browse

I would like to be able to browse occurrences by coverage dates.
I added to browse.conf occurrence facet:
date_facet = {
type = attribute,
element_code = coveragedates,
group_mode = alphabetical,
label_singular = _("date"),
label_plural = _("dates")
}, ...

which kind of works, except the returned dates are formatted as: 01/01/1839 at 0:00 – ???? at 0:00 (1).
How/where can I format the returned dates as yyyy/mm/dd or yyyy/mm/dd - yyyy/mm/dd
to drop the time and only include '-' when end date is defined?



  • edited November 2018

    Instead of type = attribute you should use type = normalizedDates. For example:

        year_facet = {
                    type = normalizedDates,
                    element_code = creation_date,
                    # 'normalization' can be: days, months, years, decades, centuries
                    normalization = years,
                    group_mode = none,
                    #single_value = 1950,
                    label_singular = _("year"),
                    label_plural = _("years")
  • wow...that was easy. I must have looked at that wiki page 100 times and it never sunk in. I'll just blame it on pre mid-term election jitters.

    Thank you

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