I'm having a problem updating local variables. I was using some date.select and time.select forms to save content to my database. <%# f.label :StartTime %> <%# f.time_select :start_time %> <br /> <%# f.label :EndTime %> <%# f.time_select :end_time %> However, I would rather use calendardateselect (http://code.google.com/p/calendardateselect/). I can access the value returned from the user click on the calendar by this: <%= calendar_date_select_tag "calendar", Date.today, :embedded => true, :year_range => 1.years.ago..0.years.ago, :time => true, # this correctly calls the alert #:onchange => "alert( 'End = ' + $F(this ));" :onchange => end_date_time = $F %> Using an :onchange to update the value of end_date_time. However, I want to then do some string slicing on end_date_time to separate out the date and times. I have tried to do this as part of the :onchange action, but I have nil values: :onchange => start_date_time = $F, end_date = end_date_time[1,4]} My question is two fold; I want to update the local values for time and date. Is this the best method? How would I go about doing it? Google seems to be failing me, but I'm new to RoR so I may be searching for the wrong thing.
on 2009-05-19 21:59
on 2009-05-20 00:34