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  • Chris Norwood 91 posts 493 karma points
    Mar 31, 2020 @ 09:21
    Chris Norwood

    Selecting by Date using ContentAtXPath

    Hi Umbracians!

    I'm struggling with getting a list of items via an XPATH expression involving a date and was wondering if anybody had managed it - I have code that looks like this:

    var xpath = "//newsItem[@isDoc]";
        var newsItemsXpath = Umbraco.ContentAtXPath(xpath).Cast<ContentModels.NewsItem>();

    This selects all news items, but I'd like to select only those published in the last 30 days or so; I've googled for solutions and found various suggestions to use e.g. xs:date(@datePublished), but when I tried this:

    var fromDate = DateTime.Today.AddDays(-30);
        var xpath = string.Format("//newsItem[xs:date(datePublished) > '{0}'][@isDoc]", fromDate.ToIsoString());
        var newsItemsXpath = Umbraco.ContentAtXPath(xpath).Cast<ContentModels.NewsItem>();

    Umbraco threw an error (an invalid token) - I suppose there might be invalid data in datePublished)?

    News Items have a data type called DatePublished attached, so I'm just trying to select by that - has anybody managed to select by a date using XPath?

    Thanks in advance,


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