I want to display a specific attribute only when the set time is not passed. Therefore I created the following code:

<?php $dateFrom = Mage::app()->getLocale()->storeTimeStamp(); $dateTo = $_product->getData('actie_datum_eind');?>
<?php if (Mage::app()->getLocale()->isStoreDateInInterval($store, $dateFrom, $dateTo)) : ?>
    <div class="product-sale-label custom"><?php echo $this->htmlEscape($_product->getData('actie_label')); ?></div>
<?php endif;?>

But does not work, the label is not displayed.

When I echo both values, I get the following results:

<?php echo $_product->getData('actie_datum_eind')?><br>
<?php echo Mage::app()->getLocale()->storeTimeStamp()?>

That results in the following:

2017-10-04 00:00:00

The results of:

<?php echo $dateFrom?><br>
<?php echo $dateTo?>


2017-10-04 00:00:00

What am I missing here?

  • can you please tell me what do you get in $dateFrom , $dateTo and $store ?? Sep 14, 2017 at 18:50
  • @AbhishekPanchal Thanks, I just update my question with the values.
    – JGeer
    Sep 15, 2017 at 6:56

2 Answers 2


Magento 2

Proper way

use Magento\Framework\Stdlib\DateTime\TimezoneInterface;
* @var TimezoneInterface
protected $localeDate;

public function __construct(
    TimezoneInterface $localeDate
) {
   $this->localeDate = $localeDate;

  • Thanks for your reply. I tried that but that does not seem to work. I am running Magento 1.9. I get a fatal error.
    – JGeer
    Sep 14, 2017 at 18:10
  • I think you recently mention that its for Magento 1.9. Let me update my answer. I already mentioned that its for Magento 2. Sep 14, 2017 at 18:44
<?php echo $_product->getData('actie_datum_eind') ?> //2017-10-04 00:00:00, your attribute value.

<?php $date = new DateTime();
$date->setTimezone(new DateTimezone('Europe/Paris'));
echo $date->format('Y-m-d h:i:s'); ?> //2017-09-15 09:55:59, the actual date time.

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