Newbie: using date-picker

Finally found a nice date chooser script
(http://projects.exactlyoneturtle.com/date_picker), but am a little
confused how to implement it.

So I put this where I need the date picker:
[ choose date ]

And the field that receives the value is:

But where do I put the following files?
date_picker_helper.rb
date-picker.css
date-picker.js

And where do I reference these? I’m using a std _form.html partial for
new and edit.

thx
n.

On Fri, 2006-04-28 at 14:57 +0200, Nick C. wrote:

And the field that receives the value is:

But where do I put the following files?
date_picker_helper.rb


app/helpers

date-picker.css


public/stylesheets

date-picker.js


public/javascripts

And where do I reference these? I’m using a std _form.html partial for
new and edit.


the javascript should be referenced in the html header (generally in the
layout file), the helper should be automatic.

Craig

Ok, works perfectly in the page, but how do I get it to insert the value
into the db. I simply replaced the existing
<%= date_select ‘timelog’, ‘worked_on’, :class => ‘field’ %>

with

[ choose
date ]

but I get an error thrown indicating “Mysql::Error: Column ‘worked_on’
cannot be null”

These are the request parameters:
Parameters: {“commit”=>“Create”, “task”=>{“percent_complete”=>“90”,
“id”=>“9”}, “timelog”=>{“task_id”=>“0”, “hours”=>“1”,
“comment”=>“test”}, “worked_on”=>“2006-4-26”}

So the date is there. What’s happening??

Then another question - how do I display today’s date on the page (i’ll
put that instead of the [ choose date ] link.

thx
n.

Craig W. wrote:

On Fri, 2006-04-28 at 14:57 +0200, Nick C. wrote:

And the field that receives the value is:

But where do I put the following files?
date_picker_helper.rb


app/helpers

date-picker.css


public/stylesheets

date-picker.js


public/javascripts

And where do I reference these? I’m using a std _form.html partial for
new and edit.


the javascript should be referenced in the html header (generally in the
layout file), the helper should be automatic.

Craig

duh, the field name should have been timelog[worked_on]. Works perfectly
now.

Just need to display today’s date now?

thx
n.

Nick C. wrote:

Ok, works perfectly in the page, but how do I get it to insert the value
into the db. I simply replaced the existing
<%= date_select ‘timelog’, ‘worked_on’, :class => ‘field’ %>

with

[ choose
date ]

but I get an error thrown indicating “Mysql::Error: Column ‘worked_on’
cannot be null”

These are the request parameters:
Parameters: {“commit”=>“Create”, “task”=>{“percent_complete”=>“90”,
“id”=>“9”}, “timelog”=>{“task_id”=>“0”, “hours”=>“1”,
“comment”=>“test”}, “worked_on”=>“2006-4-26”}

So the date is there. What’s happening??

Then another question - how do I display today’s date on the page (i’ll
put that instead of the [ choose date ] link.

thx
n.

Fix that with controller code…assign timelog.worked_on = Date.today

Craig W. wrote:

Fix that with controller code…assign timelog.worked_on = Date.today

Cool, all working nicely now -

In my controller:
@timelog.worked_on = Date.today

In my view:
<%=Date.today.to_s(format = :my_format_1)%>

And in environment.rb, to make the rails displayed date format the same
as the format the date picker uses:
ActiveSupport::CoreExtensions::date::Conversions::DATE_FORMATS.merge!(
:my_format_1 => ‘%d %b %Y’
)

Thanks Craig.

n.

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