Using the ColdFusion Date Functions To Display Future Dates

When entering information to be stored in the database I want to be able to provide the user with

1 - The current date already entered into either a text box or a list box

2 - in another list box i want to have a number of dates available to the user that are approximately a week or two weeks in front of the current date - this date will act in essence as the 'expiry date'.  This date value will change all the time depending on what the current day is.

For example:  if the current date was 3 November 2003 then the other list box would say 10 November 2003 (one week away) and 17 november (two weeks away) and the user can then select either one or the other?

Cheers
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MauseCommented:
and offcourse give the input fields a name and a value
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MauseCommented:
It will be something like this:

<input type="text" value="#dateformat(now(),'yyyy-mm-dd')#">
      
<select name="" size="5">
<option>#dateformat(dateadd('ww',1,now()),'yyyy-mm-dd')#</option>
<option>#dateformat(dateadd('ww',2,now()),'yyyy-mm-dd')#</option>
</select>

Mause
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martywireAuthor Commented:
Cheers Mause!

You've been most helpful.
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proceptCommented:
Hi,

for the current date in format MM/DD/YYYY:

<input type="text" name="current_date" value="#DateFormat(now(), 'mm/dd/yyyy')#">

For the expiry date:

<select name="expiry_date">
   <option value="#DateFormat(DateAdd("d", 7, now()), 'mm/dd/yyyy')#">
      #DateFormat(DateAdd("d", 7, now()), 'mm/dd/yyyy')#
   </option>
   <option value="#DateFormat(DateAdd("d", 14, now()), 'mm/dd/yyyy')#">
      #DateFormat(DateAdd("d", 14, now()), 'mm/dd/yyyy')#
   </option>
</select>

HTH,

Chris
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proceptCommented:
Sorry, Mause posted while I was typing. :-))
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martywireAuthor Commented:
Thank you all for your help.  It is very much appreciated :)
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martywireAuthor Commented:
Chris,

I have tried running the code that you posted.  The current date appears in the text box with no problems at all but the expiry date drop down option box displays are:

#DateFormat(DateAdd("d", 7, now()), 'mm/dd/yyyy')#
#DateFormat(DateAdd("d", 14, now()), 'mm/dd/yyyy')#

The actual dates do not appear in the drop down box and it is obviously not correct!

Any idea why?
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proceptCommented:
Sorry, forgot to put <cfoutput> around the code....
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MauseCommented:
is the select box inside a cfoutput tag??
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MauseCommented:
:) same problem here procept
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martywireAuthor Commented:
Excellent!  its working now
Thank you.

Will the date be stored in the database as the displayed date even though the CFOUTPUT tags are used?
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