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Pardon me, but I'm a bit confused. The first post of this thread shows how to implement in order to get a popup calendar to pick a date from, right? Anyway, I'm having a senior moment or something here because I can't anything to work! I copied the code into one of my pages but no matter where I place it, I must be missing something because there's NO effect on the source code of the page my server sends to my browser.

Where do I place the sample code given in the first post and what other code would I need to be able to store a date from the user into a hidden form field for processing?
@wysocki, the code provided in the first post you mentioned will work only on v1.x branches of Couch as it is based on MooTools.

Couch v2.0 (which is what I guess you are using) has switched over to JQuery which makes that code incompatible with the new version.

It is only the JS part that will not work; rest of the PHP code doesn't need any change.
I think, for someone well-versed in JavaScript, it shouldn't be too difficult to port the MooTools code to jQuery.
I was on v1.x but I just switched over to v2. That done, it was easy to just implement the datepicker in the Jquery UI. Thanks!
Has anyone had any success with making the
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<cms:input type='datetime'/>
compatible with the default unpublished format of 0000-00-00 00:00:00?

I keep getting the error code "ERROR: Tag "datetime" - Date given in 'default_time' attribute is invalid."
@keakie, in all fairness, 0000-00-00 00:00:00 *is* invalid date - it is only used internally to mark a page as being unpublished.

So, one cannot submit this date using the date-picker.
If your use-case dictates this, then you may use the method used by the admin-panel - have a separate radio-button to mark 'unpublished' and upon form submission explicitly set the page publish-date as 0000-00-00 00:00:00 if this ragio option is selected.

As another example, please find the following section in the post about Couch v2.0 (viewtopic.php?f=5&t=10241)
c. an advanced use of this ability to put custom markup in fields would be to inject fields into the form that were never defined for the template.
Please take a look at the following (somewhat advanced) code

Hope it helps.
Hey @KK ,
I am Manu from Jaipur, Rajasthan, IN.

What i am doing is, using Couch 2.0
and databound form for a cloned page. I want to use Jquery Datepicker. (
I know nothing about javascript, and also nothing about PHP (Thanks to couch cms :D )
On there website, it is showing this below code.
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<p>Date: <input type="text" id="datepicker"></p>

and what we do in couch databound forms is
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<p>Date: <input type="bound" id="datepicker">

and popup only works when we are using type="text"
all i want is jquery datepicker in databound forms...
GPC not working :cry: there are two editable regions.
start_date and end_date.
Searched almost everywhere... couldn't find anything.

Please help. :? :? :?

Mail ID -
Mob. 9024343890

I am waiting for your reply @KK sir.
Sorry for Bad English. (u know i am from india. yahan log sahi se hindi nahi boltey.)

@Manu, Hi :)

We can use a proxy input of type 'text' in the front-end form (attached to the Jquery datapicker) and then, upon successful form submission, explicitly push the value this text input contains into our real editable region.

Following is a fully working example to help you -
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<?php require_once("couch/cms.php"); ?>
        label='Start Date'

<!doctype html>
<html lang="en">
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">
    <title>jQuery UI Datepicker - Default functionality</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="//">
    <script src=""></script>
    <script src=""></script>
        $( function() {
            $( ".datepicker" ).datepicker();
        } );


    <cms:if k_success >
            start_date = "<cms:date frm_my_start_date format='Y-m-d H:i:s' />"

        <cms:if k_success >
            <cms:set_flash name='submit_success' value='1' />
            <cms:redirect k_page_link />

    <cms:if k_error >
        <div class="error">
            <cms:each k_error >
                <br><cms:show item />
    <cms:input name='my_start_date' type='text' class='datepicker' /><br>
    <button type="submit">Submit Application</button>


<?php COUCH::invoke(); ?>

In the code above notice that our template has defined an editable region named 'start_date' (type 'datetime').

In the databound-form, we could have exposed that editable region directly as follows -
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<cms:input name='start_date' type='bound' />

However, that is not what we have done.
Instead we are using a normal (i.e. not 'bound') type 'text' <cms:input> named 'my_start_date' in the form.
This input has the Jquery datepicker attached.
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<cms:input name='my_start_date' type='text' class='datepicker' /><br>

Now notice how in the 'k_success' condition, we fetch the date submitted in this text input (remember that since the input is named 'my_start_date', its value can be accessed by prefixing 'frm_' to its name i.e. making it 'frm_my_start_date') and set it directly into our real editable region (i.e. 'start_date') -
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     start_date = "<cms:date frm_my_start_date format='Y-m-d H:i:s' />"

The 'datetime' editable region always expects its date to be in 'Y-m-d H:i:s' format so we make sure to format the submitted date accordingly before persisting it.

Hope this helps.
KK wrote: @Manu, Hi :)
Hope this helps.

I was in touch with @Aashish Sir (GenXcoders), he helped me always.

then after ur response on forum, we both stopped doing whatever we were doing, and changed the code with yours.
It helped a lot @KK sir. i was struggling against this issue, since past 6 months.

so coming back to the issue,
firstly there were some jquery conflict... but somehow i managed to resolve that too.
by using this code. (founf it in some gmaps jquery conflict issue on this forum)
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      (function($) {
        $( function() {
            $( ".datepicker" ).datepicker();
        } );

So, thanks a Lot Sir Ji. :)
You are welcome :)
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