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How to have Jan,Feb etc instead of 01,02 in month field for product custom options

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How to have Jan,Feb etc instead of 01,02 in month field for product custom options

I can't believe I could not find a solution to an issue which was supposed to be a simple, common sense one.

If I chosse to add a custom option as date field for a product, I want to have the month displaying in its long format in the drop-down field and not as a number.

So instead of having 01,02,03 etc in the drop-down I want to have January,February,March etc.

 

However, there is apparently NO option in magento to achieve that even though short,medium & long form for "month" are definied somewhere in the core.

 

 

So in short: Admin > Product > Custom Options > added date option (dispalying as standard drop-down).

 

I need to replace the 01,02,03 with January,February,March etc.

 

Can someone please help me achieve that?

 

Thanks!

 

 

 

PS: this forum is FULL of BUGS and prevents one from posting by throwing back apparent error messages while NO error is actually present and/or displayed! Wasted 1/2 hour to be able to post a simple message!

3 REPLIES

Re: How to have Jan,Feb etc instead of 01,02 in month field for product custom options

There is a block in magento called Mage_Catalog_Block_Product_View_Options_Type_Date. This block has a method 

getDropDownsDateHtml that generates the html for the dropdowns. Inside this method, there is a method call to 

_getSelectFromToHtml to generate the html for the months. If you create a block class that extends this class, you can change the behavior of the method _getSelectFromToHtml to return full names of the months by making the label text instead of a number. 

 

To utilize your class you would need to update the catalog.xml file in your custom theme to reference this new block class. Here is the catalog.xml snippet you need to override:

 

                <block type="catalog/product_view" name="product.info.options.wrapper" as="product_options_wrapper" template="catalog/product/view/options/wrapper.phtml" translate="label">
                    <label>Info Column Options Wrapper</label>
                    <block type="core/template" name="options_js" template="catalog/product/view/options/js.phtml"/>
                    <block type="catalog/product_view_options" name="product.info.options" as="product_options" template="catalog/product/view/options.phtml">
                        ...
                        <action method="addOptionRenderer"><type>date</type><block>catalog/product_view_options_type_date</block><template>catalog/product/view/options/type/date.phtml</template></action>
                </block>

 

Change the <block> tag inside the <action> method to reference your new block and that should be that.

Re: How to have Jan,Feb etc instead of 01,02 in month field for product custom options

Easy man, this forum has been imporved a lot and is getting better, its not hard to use.

 

About your question, its also easy, add this method to Mage_Catalog_Block_Product_View_Options_Type_Date (its better to rewrite it in local)

    protected function _getMonthSelectFromToHtml($name, $from, $to, $value = null)
    {
        $options = array(
            array('value' => '', 'label' => '-')
        );
        for ($i = $from; $i <= $to; $i++) {
            $options[] = array('value' => $i, 'label' => Zend_Locale::getTranslation($i, 'Month', Mage::app()->getLocale()->getLocaleCode()));
        }
        return $this->_getHtmlSelect($name, $value)
            ->setOptions($options)
            ->getHtml();
    }

then find out

monthsHtml = $this->_getSelectFromToHtml('month', 1, 12);

in getDropDownsDateHtml, replace with

monthsHtml = $this->_getMonthSelectFromToHtml('month', 1, 12);

Re: How to have Jan,Feb etc instead of 01,02 in month field for product custom options

You are a genious, thank you very much!

 

After making the changes you advised in app/code/core/Mage/Catalog/Block/Product/View/Options/Type/Date.php it all worked like a charm!

 

Woman Very Happy

 

Thanks again! That really helped!