So I want to edit date type filed on entry save, but I don't know how to format it. It times out on string and don't seem to accept DateTime objects either.

    function(ElementEvent $event) {
        if ($event->element instanceof \craft\elements\Entry) {
            $entry = $event->element;
            if($entry->sectionId == 16){
                $entry->rangeStart = date_create_from_format('d/M/Y:H:i:s', '01/01/2019:19:00:00');

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The problem you have here is you are calling saveElement from EVENT_AFTER_SAVE_ELEMENT which is causing an infinite loop.

You need to set:

$entry->propagating = true;

Before calling the saveElement method.

Dates should be a PHP DateTime class, e.g:

$entry->rangeStart = new \DateTime('2019-04-10 19:00:00');
  • Ahh I was so set on date that I didn't see the loop, however setting $entry->propagating = true; didn't help. I've switched to before save event instead and now it works.
    – Lukigi
    Apr 11, 2019 at 10:41

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