Different Greeting for time of day
AnsweredI'm trying to add a greeting in a macro that will say good morning or good afternoon depending on the time of day. So it would do it automatically. Thank you for your assistance.

Colin
You can use liquid markup to customise your greeting.
Try this:
{% assign hour= 'now'  date:'%k'  plus: 0 %}
This is the hour of day {{hour}}
{% if hour < 12 %} Good Morning {% else %} Good Afternoon.{% endif %}
You will have to vary the code depending on daylight saving. Unfortunately, I do not know how to handle that automatically.

That's great, thanks so much!

Hello Graeme,
What about widening the variations as below  it's not working  I think my logic is wrong...
{% assign hour= 'now'  date:'%k'  plus: 13 %}{% if hour < 10 %}morning{% if hour < 12 %}day{% if hour < 16 %}afternoon{% else %}evening{% endif %}

Looks like I got it, needed to use 'case'
{% assign hour= 'now'  date:'%k'  plus: 13 %}{% case hour %}
{% when 0 or 1 or 2 or 3 or 4 or 5 or 6 or 7 or 8 or 9 %} morning
{% when 10 or 11 or 12 or 13 %} day
{% when 14 or 15 or 16 %} afternoon
{% else %} evening
{% endcase %} 
After a bunch of trial and error, I got the following:
Good {% assign hour = 'now'  date:'%k'  plus: 4 %} {% if hour < 12 %} morning {% elsif hour < 16 %} afternoon {% else %} evening {% endif %} {{ticket.requester.first_name}},
Here's how I understand the markup:
{% assign hour = 'now'  date:'%k'  plus: 4 %}
converts the word "hour" into a number. That number is the current hour, based on a 24 hour clock:
'now' will pull up the time when used before " date:"
Adding " '%k' " will make it only show the hour
Adding " plus: 4 " will subtract 4 hours from the previous number. This is because my time zone is GMT 4.
(As Graeme Carmichael wrote:
"This is the hour of day {{hour}}"
Put {{hour}} in under your code to see the number that shows up.)
At this point it's a simple if statement.
{% if hour < 12 %} morning {% elsif hour < 16 %} afternoon {% else %} evening {% endif %}

Mark
That is excellent. Thank you.

Hi All,
I am looking to include some liquid markup so that the current day can be displayed.
I have worked out how to have the greeting show for the correct time of day, but displaying the day is alluding me.
Just to say "Happy Wednesday" or something like that.
Any help on this would be great.
Karen

Karen
Try this:
Happy {{ 'now'  date: '%A' }} !

Thanks so much @Graeme
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