So I have my EAV called mymodel and one of it's fields/attributes is called "enddate" of date type. Now, when I create a new object, and I want to set the value of this "enddate"... I just can't. The saving works fine, but the value saved into the database is bogus, so not the value I want to set. So this here does not work

$mynewitem = Mage::getModel('mypath/mymodel');
$mynewitem->setEndDate('2011-03-05');//(I also tried with time attached hh:mm:ss)

How do I save this date inside my model from Magento? I actually have a form (frontend) where I enter the date and Post it, so it's going to be text.

I also tried

$mynewitem = Mage::getModel('mypath/mymodel');
$dtx1 = Mage::getSingleton('core/date')->gmtDate('Y-m-d H:i:s','now');

But what format should I use? How to set it?

1 Answer 1


Try below code for save...

    $dateValue = '2011-03-05'
    $value = date('Y-m-d', strtotime($dateValue));

        }catch (Exception $e) {
  • Thanks, my problem was that I was not using the correct magic setter.... I hate it when I have to guess what the name of the attribute is for a setter... Thanks anyway. It works now, but I will accept your answer since you took your time to try and help. Commented Nov 6, 2015 at 12:46

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