Predefined Date Field

The Predefined Date Field allows you parse Twig and define the value of a date ahead of time. This can be useful to help optimize queries or prepare data for a specific use case before it is needed.

While similar to the Predefined Field, the Predefined Date Field stores it's value as a Date data type which can be useful when it is necessary to query results by date.

The Predefined Field is not editable.

# Settings

  • Field Format - The value you want to prepare when the Predefined Field is saved.
  • Show Field - Enable to display the value you saved in the Field Layout

# Field Format

The Field Format value must resolve to a proper date format:

{|date('Y-m-d h:m:s')} 

See Predefined Field for general usage.

# Matrix Field Usage

See Predefined Field for usage.


If you update the Field Format you will need to resave the Field Layout in your Craft Settings to ensure all Entries get re-saved and recalculate the value of your Predefined Field.

# Availability

Craft Version Available
Craft 3
Craft 2