Configuring Expiry date field

The expiry date field type enables a visual aid to help users know when a particular resource has expired and should no longer be used (e.g the download options are no longer immediately available - but they can be by clicking on the link).


To create an expiry date field, set the Field type to "Expiry date".


Users can be notified that resources expired by calling /batch/expiry_notification.php script on a regular basis (e.g. every day). This will notify all resource administrators (all users in groups with t and e0 permissions)

System administrators can also configure the system to send a notification X days prior to expiry to all users who have ever downloaded those (soon to expire) resources. The configuration option is:

$notify_on_resource_expiry_days = 1; #notify 1 day before they expire