Show current year in Ruby .erb

Posted on 2010-09-10
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2013-11-13
How do i get ruby to display the current year ie "2010" in a .erb file?
Question by:hubfub
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 5
  • 2
LVL 12

Expert Comment

ID: 33651503
Just use the year method of a date in your erb file; this will give you the current date's year:

<%= Date.now.year %>

Author Comment

ID: 33651660
that didn't work
LVL 12

Expert Comment

ID: 33651723
Ah, yes... sorry:

<%= "#{Date.now.year}" %>

I tested the basic code (Date.now.year) if plain old ruby
What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.

LVL 12

Expert Comment

ID: 33652178
So what result did you get when you tried the code?  

If you're in straight ol' ruby (i.e., without Rails) then you have put a
   require 'date'
at the beginning of your code so that you get the date modules...  that's what I did and it works for me.

Author Comment

ID: 33659772
Doesnt work

Showing app/views/shared/_footer.html.erb where line #46 raised:

private method `now' called for Date:Class
Extracted source (around line #46):

43: </div>
44: <div id="subfooter">
45:     <div class="container clearfix">
46:       Use of this website constitutes acceptance of our <a href="/legal/terms-and-conditions">Terms and Conditions</a>. We care about your <a href="/legal/privacy-policy">Privacy</a>.<br />&copy; <%= "#{Date.now.year}" %> Pick A Quote Pty Ltd.
47:       </div>
48: </div>
Trace of template inclusion: app/views/layouts/application.html.erb

RAILS_ROOT: /home/hubfub/rails-app/pickaquote

It's ruby on rails
LVL 12

Expert Comment

ID: 33660831
OK... Make it DateTime.now.year -- I just tried that in a sample rails app
LVL 12

Accepted Solution

JESii earned 2000 total points
ID: 33660840
And you don't need the quotes and interpolation (the #{...} part). You can just make it:
   <%= DateTime.now.year %>


Featured Post

On Demand Webinar: Networking for the Cloud Era

Did you know SD-WANs can improve network connectivity? Check out this webinar to learn how an SD-WAN simplified, one-click tool can help you migrate and manage data in the cloud.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

I recently rediscovered rails when I needed a holiday project and decided to build a management dashboard for the company where I work.  With it being a project done in my free time, I could focus my time on learning the basics rather than trying to…
In Ruby, Call or invoke a API DLL library is easily via Win32API class, win32-api gem or other gems. For general DLL API call, there are quite a few references, some good tips list below: http://www.rubytips.org/2008/05/13/accessing-windows-api-fro…
In this video you will find out how to export Office 365 mailboxes using the built in eDiscovery tool. Bear in mind that although this method might be useful in some cases, using PST files as Office 365 backup is troublesome in a long run (more on t…
Sometimes it takes a new vantage point, apart from our everyday security practices, to truly see our Active Directory (AD) vulnerabilities. We get used to implementing the same techniques and checking the same areas for a breach. This pattern can re…
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month14 days, 14 hours left to enroll

771 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question