Date_select

hi all,

i have a user object that includes a birthday datetime field.
when the user is created, he selects the date via the helper

datetime_select ‘user’, ‘birthday’

which works great. the date is saved to the database, and it works
great…but when i display the datetime_select helper after the user is
created, the correct date isn’t displayed - - the previous time is
selected.

how do i place the user’s birth-date as the selected date?

i tried

datetime_select ‘user’, ‘birthday’, :value => @session[‘user’].birthday

but that didn’t work…
what am i supposed to do?? i googled around, and couldn’t find any
answer…

any help, is much appreciated. thanks,

harp

how does rails automaticly choose the correct date to display, according
to the object, when using the date_select helper?

harp wrote:

selected.

how do i place the user’s birth-date as the selected date?

i tried

datetime_select ‘user’, ‘birthday’, :value => @session[‘user’].birthday

In your controller you’ve got to set @user = session[‘user’]


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<% @user = @session[‘user’] %>

datetime_select ‘user’, ‘birthday’, :value => @session[‘user’].birthday

it works! thanks!
isn’t there any way to assign it a value if i want to [not according to
the user object] ? something like :

date_select ‘user’, ‘birthday’, :selected => a_certain_date

?

anyhow, it seems to work now, so, thanks. . .

harp

harp wrote:

<% @user = @session[‘user’] %>

datetime_select ‘user’, ‘birthday’, :value => @session[‘user’].birthday

it works! thanks!
isn’t there any way to assign it a value if i want to [not according to
the user object] ? something like :

date_select ‘user’, ‘birthday’, :selected => a_certain_date

If you’re using date_select, change the displayed date by modifying the
attribute on the @user object. Use select_date if you instead wish to
select a date unrelated to an AR object.


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