Summary

Show a message “Publish Me” when a date (Id: embargoDate) on a Layer (Id: corporateInformation) is today or before today.

{% assign today_date = 'now' | date: '%s' %} 
{% assign embargo_date = data.corporateInformation.embargoDate | local_date %} 

{% if today_date => embargo_date %} 
Embargo lifted! Publish Me! 
{% endif %} 
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Setup in Picturepark

  • Layer "Corporate Information"

  • The date time field "Embargo date"

Field Value Access

To use the date-time value in the display pattern, you must convert it by passing the liquid filter local_date. Local date uses the timezone of the regional settings of my client laptop or alike.

data.corporateInformation.embargoDate | local_date

Date Format Syntax

You can format the date to different formats, the syntax is like strf.

  • %m > month as 01..12

  • %b > month as Jan…Dec

  • %Y > year with century as 2021

  • %y > year without century as 21

{{data.xmpMetadata.xmp.createDate | date: "%Y-%m"}}
Output: 2021-06
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{{data.xmpMetadata.xmp.createDate | date: "%Y"}}
Output: 2021
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{{data.xmpMetadata.xmp.createDate | date: "%m, %Y"}}
Output: 06, 2021
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Use Case

A valid use case is to check if the embargo date is passed and the content can be published:

{% assign today_date = 'now' | date: '%s' %} 
{% assign embargo_date = data.corporateInformation.embargoDate | local_date %} 

{% if today_date => embargo_date %} 
Embargo lifted! Publish Me! 
{% endif %} 
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