CBSubs Mailer - date math in conditional

1 week 6 days ago - 1 week 6 days ago #319317 by fdinkler
I'm attempting to configure a mailer to send a reminder when a user's expiration date is 90 days/3 months from today's date.
I need guidance in configuring the mailer condition to select users whose expiration date is exactly 90 days from today.

In the mailer, in the Conditions tab, I configured Condition 1 as follows
This condition:
[Selected the appropriate plans and states]
Conditions on latest user subscriptions = Yes
Conditions on already existing user subscriptions - n/a
Dates / CB Fields Comparisons
Date A, Field A or Value A = Expiration Date of existing user subscriptions above
Date B, Field B or Value B = Constant Value or String (CB substitutions...)
Value B = a CB substitution that adds 90 days to the current date, like [cb:date date=DATE()+90 format="Y-m-d" /]
Condition 1 (> for Dates) = A = B

Thanks,
Fred

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1 week 5 days ago - 1 week 5 days ago #319330 by krileon
Replied by krileon on topic CBSubs Mailer - date math in conditional
I think you'd just use the standard comparison parameters and not conditions for that. Believe the below should accomplish that.

Automatically send message at following date: 90 days before
Relative to this date of the plans below: Subscription's Expiry Date
Must be in state: Active
But do not send message if it's later than: And no other date condition
Maximum messages per customer (0=unlimited): 1

That should notify them 90 days before they expire. If you need to add 90 days to a date and compare it to the expiration date then something like the below would work.

First condition: This condition:
Date A, Field A or Value A: Expiry Date of existing user subscriptions above
Date B, Field B or Value B: Constant Value or String (CB substitutions can be used)
Value B: DATE_HERE
Condition 1 (> for Dates): For dates: Date A > Date B + 90 days (Date A must be later than 90 days after Date B )

[cb:date date=DATE()+90 format="Y-m-d" /]

Such functionality does not exist. The date parameter shown in the below tutorial expects a datetime (e.g. 2020-06-26) value there.

www.joomlapolis.com/documentation/279-community-builder/tutorials/18353-using-substitutions-throughout-cb


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1 week 5 days ago #319340 by fdinkler
Replied by fdinkler on topic CBSubs Mailer - date math in conditional
Thanks for the reply.
After some testing, I've confirmed that mailer standard condition of
Automatically send message at following date: 90 days before
will generate emails for all users with a subscription expiration date range of today through 89 days in the future

I'm was looking to email only those users whose expiration date is exactly 90 days away from today.
Is there a way to do that using the CBSubs mailer?

Fred

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1 week 5 days ago #319342 by krileon
Replied by krileon on topic CBSubs Mailer - date math in conditional
Use the "But do not send message if it's later than" parameter to limit the date range. So you'd have the below for example.

Automatically send message at following date: 90 days before
But do not send message if it's later than: 90 days before

I'm not entirely sure that will work or if it'll just cause it to exclude everyone. Aside from that the best I can suggest is probably to try a code field provided by CB Code Field, add 90 days to the current datetime using PHP, then condition the expire day against that code field.


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1 week 5 days ago - 1 week 5 days ago #319343 by fdinkler
Replied by fdinkler on topic CBSubs Mailer - date math in conditional
Excellent suggestion - hadn't thought of a code field.
Thanks,
Fred

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