{html_select_date}

{html_select_date}

{html_select_date} is a custom function that creates date dropdowns for you. It can display any or all of year, month, and day.

Attribute NameTypeRequiredDefaultDescription
prefixstringNoDate_what to prefix the var name with
timetimestamp/YYYY-MM-DDNocurrent time in unix timestamp or YYYY-MM-DD formatwhat date/time to use
start_yearstringNocurrent yearthe first year in the dropdown, either year number, or relative to current year (+/- N)
end_yearstringNosame as start_yearthe last year in the dropdown, either year number, or relative to current year (+/- N)
display_daysbooleanNotruewhether to display days or not
display_monthsbooleanNotruewhether to display months or not
display_yearsbooleanNotruewhether to display years or not
month_formatstringNo%Bwhat format the month should be in (strftime)
day_formatstringNo%02dwhat format the day output should be in (sprintf)
day_value_formatstringNo%dwhat format the day value should be in (sprintf)
year_as_textbooleanNofalsewhether or not to display the year as text
reverse_yearsbooleanNofalsedisplay years in reverse order
field_arraystringNonull if a name is given, the select boxes will be drawn such that the results will be returned to PHP in the form of name[Day], name[Year], name[Month].
day_sizestringNonulladds size attribute to select tag if given
month_sizestringNonulladds size attribute to select tag if given
year_sizestringNonulladds size attribute to select tag if given
all_extrastringNonulladds extra attributes to all select/input tags if given
day_extrastringNonulladds extra attributes to select/input tags if given
month_extrastringNonulladds extra attributes to select/input tags if given
year_extrastringNonulladds extra attributes to select/input tags if given
field_orderstringNoMDYthe order in which to display the fields
field_separatorstringNo\nstring printed between different fields
month_value_formatstringNo%mstrftime format of the month values, default is %m for month numbers.
year_emptystringNonullIf supplied then the first element of the year's select-box has this value as it's label and "" as it's value. This is useful to make the select-box read "Please select a year" for example. Note that you can use values like "-MM-DD" as time-attribute to indicate an unselected year.
month_emptystringNonullIf supplied then the first element of the month's select-box has this value as it's label and "" as it's value. . Note that you can use values like "YYYY--DD" as time-attribute to indicate an unselected month.
day_emptystringNonullIf supplied then the first element of the day's select-box has this value as it's label and "" as it's value. Note that you can use values like "YYYY-MM-" as time-attribute to indicate an unselected day.

All parameters that are not in the list above are printed as name/value-pairs inside the <select> tags of day, month and year.

Example 8-15. {html_select_date}

Template code

{html_select_date}

This will output:

<select name="Date_Month">
<option value="1">January</option>
<option value="2">February</option>
<option value="3">March</option>
  ..... snipped .....
<option value="10">October</option>
<option value="11">November</option>
<option value="12" selected="selected">December</option>
</select>
<select name="Date_Day">
<option value="1">01</option>
<option value="2">02</option>
<option value="3">03</option>
  ..... snipped .....
<option value="11">11</option>
<option value="12">12</option>
<option value="13" selected="selected">13</option>
<option value="14">14</option>
<option value="15">15</option>
  ..... snipped .....
<option value="29">29</option>
<option value="30">30</option>
<option value="31">31</option>
</select>
<select name="Date_Year">
<option value="2001" selected="selected">2001</option>
</select>

Example 8-16. {html_select_date}

{* start and end year can be relative to current year *}
{html_select_date prefix="StartDate" time=$time start_year="-5"
   end_year="+1" display_days=false}

This will output: (current year is 2000)

<select name="StartDateMonth">
<option value="1">January</option>
<option value="2">February</option>
<option value="3">March</option>
<option value="4">April</option>
<option value="5">May</option>
<option value="6">June</option>
<option value="7">July</option>
<option value="8">August</option>
<option value="9">September</option>
<option value="10">October</option>
<option value="11">November</option>
<option value="12" selected="selected">December</option>
</select>
<select name="StartDateYear">
<option value="1995">1995</option>
<option value="1996">1996</option>
<option value="1997">1997</option>
<option value="1998">1998</option>
<option value="1999">1999</option>
<option value="2000" selected="selected">2000</option>
<option value="2001">2001</option>
</select>

See also {html_select_time}, date_format, $smarty.now and date tips.

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