Date validations

I have two parts of a question. First I have several dates in my app
which aren’t required, so I don’t think I can use a date_select right?
There doesn’t seem to be a way to give the user an option to not
select a date.

So, assuming I need to just give the users a form field, anyone have a
good piece of code for checking the validity of a date, allowing
various forms, i.e.:
12.12.2007
12/12/2007
12-12-2007

Any suggestions?

Thanks, Joe.

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I have two parts of a question. First I have several dates in my app
which aren’t required, so I don’t think I can use a date_select right?
There doesn’t seem to be a way to give the user an option to not
select a date.

So, assuming I need to just give the users a form field, anyone have a
good piece of code for checking the validity of a date, allowing
various forms, i.e.:
12.12.2007
12/12/2007
12-12-2007

Any suggestions?

Thanks, Joe.

No No No :slight_smile:

use some javascript to enable or to disable that date select with a
check box for example, and then use the check box value in the
controller in order to check if to use the date select value or not.

[email protected] wrote:

I have two parts of a question. First I have several dates in my app
which aren’t required, so I don’t think I can use a date_select right?
There doesn’t seem to be a way to give the user an option to not
select a date.

So, assuming I need to just give the users a form field, anyone have a
good piece of code for checking the validity of a date, allowing
various forms, i.e.:
12.12.2007
12/12/2007
12-12-2007

Any suggestions?

Thanks, Joe.

try this plugin for validation
http://svn.viney.net.nz/things/rails/plugins/validates_date_time/

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