RoR date_select() default date


#1

Hi,
I’m trying to use the date_select() function of ruby on rails, but I
want my form easier to use and I want to put an explicit default date.
I don’t kow how to do that. I can’t find any information about default
on the web, and no example either.

Let me know if there is a tips that I don’t know…


#2

Am Dienstag, den 28.02.2006, 23:20 +0100 schrieb mehdi:

Hi,
I’m trying to use the date_select() function of ruby on rails, but I
want my form easier to use and I want to put an explicit default date.
I don’t kow how to do that. I can’t find any information about default
on the web, and no example either.

Let me know if there is a tips that I don’t know…

From the Rails API Documentation:

"date_select(object, method, options = {})

Returns a set of select tags (one for year, month, and day) pre-selected
for accessing a specified date-based attribute (identified by method) on
an object assigned to the template (identified by object)."

I give you an example:

Controller:

def new
@invoice = Invoice.new(:date_of_issue => Date.today)
end

View:

<%= date_select ‘invoice’, ‘date_of_issue’ %>

The date_select helper will display the date of today as default. Change
the date in the controller, and the default date in the view will
likewise.


Norman T.

http://blog.inlet-media.de