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dateSelect()


View Helpers Form Object Functions string controller


Builds and returns a string containing three select form controls for month, day, and year based on the supplied objectName and property.

Name Type Required Default Description
objectName any No The variable name of the object to build the form control for.
property string No The name of the property to use in the form control.
association string No The name of the association that the property is located on. Used for building nested forms that work with nested properties. If you are building a form with deep nesting, simply pass in a list to the nested object, and CFWheels will figure it out.
position string No The position used when referencing a hasMany relationship in the association argument. Used for building nested forms that work with nested properties. If you are building a form with deep nestings, simply pass in a list of positions, and CFWheels will figure it out.
order string No month,day,year Use to change the order of or exclude date select tags.
separator string No
startYear numeric No 2012 First year in select list.
endYear numeric No 2022 Last year in select list.
monthDisplay string No names Pass in names, numbers, or abbreviations to control display.
monthNames string No January,February,March,April,May,June,July,August,September,October,November,December
monthAbbreviations string No Jan,Feb,Mar,Apr,May,Jun,Jul,Aug,Sep,Oct,Nov,Dec
includeBlank any No false Whether to include a blank option in the select form control. Pass true to include a blank line or a string that should represent what display text should appear for the empty value (for example, "- Select One -").
label string No false The label text to use in the form control.
labelPlacement string No around Whether to place the label before, after, or wrapped around the form control. Label text placement can be controlled using aroundLeft or aroundRight.
prepend string No String to prepend to the form control. Useful to wrap the form control with HTML tags.
append string No String to append to the form control. Useful to wrap the form control with HTML tags.
prependToLabel string No String to prepend to the form control's label. Useful to wrap the form control with HTML tags.
appendToLabel string No String to append to the form control's label. Useful to wrap the form control with HTML tags.
errorElement string No span HTML tag to wrap the form control with when the object contains errors.
errorClass string No field-with-errors The class name of the HTML tag that wraps the form control when there are errors.
combine boolean No Set to false to not combine the select parts into a single DateTime object.
encode any No true When set to true, encodes tag content, attribute values, and URLs so that Cross Site Scripting (XSS) attacks can be prevented. Set to attributes to only encode attribute values and not tag content.
<!--- View code --->
#dateSelect(objectName="user", property="dateOfBirth")#
<!--- Show fields to select month and year --->
#dateSelect(objectName="order", property="expirationDate", order="month,year")#

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