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BC DateTime Filter

UNIX name Owner Status Version Compatible with
bcdatetimefilter Brookins Consulting stable 0.1.0 5.x+ (eZ Publish Community Project 2013.11)
eZ Publish Legacy extended attribute filter extension which provides a stable and flexible solution which allows for a datetime stamp filtering solution. Provides for greater fetch filtering by date time stamp!


  • The current version of BC DateTime Filter is 0.1.0
  • Last Major update: January 28, 2017


  • BC DateTime Filter is copyright 1999 - 2017 Brookins Consulting and Think Creative
  • See: for more information on the terms of the copyright and license


BC DateTime Filter is licensed under the GNU General Public License.

The complete license agreement is included in the LICENSE file.

BC DateTime Filter is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2 as published by the Free Software Foundation.

BC DateTime Filter is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

The GNU GPL gives you the right to use, modify and redistribute BC DateTime Filter under certain conditions. The GNU GPL license is distributed with the software, see the file LICENSE.

It is also available at

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with BC DateTime Filter in LICENSE. If not, see

Using BC DateTime Filter under the terms of the GNU GPL is free (as in freedom).

For more information or questions please contact:


The following requirements exists for using BC DateTime Filter:

eZ Publish version

  • Make sure you use eZ Publish version 5.x (required) or higher.
  • Designed and tested with eZ Publish Community Project GitHub Release tag (via composer) v2015.01.3

PHP version

  • Make sure you have PHP 5.x or higher.


Extended Attribute Filter

This solution provides the following extended attribute filter classes:

  • PHP Class : BcDateTimeExtendedFilter - Found by default at: classes/bcdatetimeextendedfilter.php


Extension Installation via Composer

Run the following command from your project root to install the extension:

bash$ composer require brookinsconsulting/bcdatetimefilter dev-master;

Extension Activation

Activate this extension by adding the following to your settings/override/site.ini.append.php:

[ExtensionSettings]# <snip existing active extensions list />ActiveExtensions[]=bcdatetimefilter

Regenerate kernel class override autoloads

Regenerate autoloads (Required).

php ./bin/php/ezpgenerateautoloads.php;

Clear the caches

Clear eZ Publish Platform / eZ Publish Legacy caches (Required).

php ./bin/php/ezcache.php --clear-all;


There are currently no configuration required.


The solution is configured to work virtually by default once properly installed.

  • Add the extended attribute filter provided into your template fetch.


The following example list_count fetch usage fetches a count of all objects within the current year.

{def $children_count=fetch( 'content', 'list_count', hash( 'parent_node_id', 2,
                                                                                        'extended_attribute_filter', hash( 'id', 'BcDateTimeExtendedFilter', 'params', hash( 'published', makedate( 1, 1, currentdate()|datetime( 'custom', '%Y' ) ) ) ),
                                                                                       'depth', 2
                                                         ) )}</span>


Read the FAQ

Some problems are more common than others. The most common ones are listed in the the doc/


If you have find any problems not handled by this document or the FAQ you can contact Brookins Consulting through the support system:

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