Datepicker prepopulate with today date

Hi,

I'm using Jquery Datepicker http://docs.jquery.com/UI/Datepicker
in my form and I like to prepopulate the field with today date.
The calendar is preseleting the today date but the date field is empty by default.
Here is my code

//PHP code the value = empty
$date   = '';

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//js
//date picker
$(document).ready(function(){
    $("#dp").datepicker({
       showOn: 'button',
       buttonImage: 'img/calendar_20.png',
       buttonImageOnly: true,
       dateFormat: 'yy-mm-dd',
	   dayNamesMin: ['Di', 'Lu', 'Ma', 'Me', 'Je', 'Ve', 'Sa'],
	   monthNamesShort: ['Jan','Fev','Mar','Avr','Mai','Jui','Jul','Aou','Sep','Oct','Nov','Dec'],
	   firstDay: 1 ,
	   showButtonPanel: false,
	   changeMonth: true,
	   changeYear: true

    });
  });

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//the form input
<tr>
  <td>
    Date yyyy-mm-dd:
  </td>
  <td>
  <div>
    <input type=text name=date size=10 id="dp" value="<?php echo $date; ?> ">
 </div>	
  </td>
</tr>

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Thanks
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lenamtlAsked:
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Ray PaseurConnect With a Mentor Commented:
@leakim971: I think the current format of $date is an empty string.  Our asker wrote, "//PHP code the value = empty"

So once we can put something into the $date variable, the input statement in the form can echo it:
<input type=text name=date size=10 id="dp" value="<?php echo $date; ?> ">

If the date('c') value creates something that appears in the input statement, we can then revise the pattern as needed.  Maybe date('r') will look nicer, or date('Y-m-d'), etc.
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Ray PaseurCommented:
Try this and see if it gets you anything.

In the PHP code,

$date = date('c');
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Ray PaseurCommented:
Also, beware of using the word "date" -- this is a reserved word in MySQL so it can trip you up.  I have an article here about PHP and MySQL DATETIME processing.  You may find it helpful.
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web_Development/Web_Languages-Standards/PHP/A_201-Handling-date-and-time-in-PHP-and-MySQL.html

Best regards, ~Ray
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leakim971PluritechnicianCommented:
what is the CURRENT format of $date ? Y-m-d ?
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leakim971PluritechnicianCommented:
if the format is YYYY-MM-DD :

you can use and hidden field to get the php string date ;



<tr>
  <td>
    Date yyyy-mm-dd:
  </td>
  <td>
  <div>
    <input type="hidden" name="hdate" size="10" id="hdp" value="<?php echo $date; ?>" />
    <input type="text" name="date" size="10" id="dp" />
 </div>	
  </td>
</tr>

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leakim971PluritechnicianCommented:
@Ray_Paseur, thank you for the information. Did'nt see you last comment before posting.

So I finish to post :


$(document).ready(function(){
    $("#dp").datepicker({
       showOn: 'button',
       buttonImage: 'img/calendar_20.png',
       buttonImageOnly: true,
       dateFormat: 'yy-mm-dd',
	   dayNamesMin: ['Di', 'Lu', 'Ma', 'Me', 'Je', 'Ve', 'Sa'],
	   monthNamesShort: ['Jan','Fev','Mar','Avr','Mai','Jui','Jul','Aou','Sep','Oct','Nov','Dec'],
	   firstDay: 1 ,
	   showButtonPanel: false,
	   changeMonth: true,
	   changeYear: true

    });
    var hdp = $("#hdp").val().split("-");
    var dp_year = hpd[0]; 
    var dp_month = hpd[1]; 
    var dp_day = hpd[2]; 
    $("#dp").datepicker("setDate", new Date(parseInt(dp_year), parseInt(dp_month)-1, parseInt(dp_day)));
  });

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Ray PaseurCommented:
@leakin971: Do you happen to know if the PHP date function can return information in location or language?  (I don't)  It might be nice for our asker if we could give back information in French.
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leakim971PluritechnicianCommented:
>Do you happen to know if the PHP date function can return information in location or language?
No, I don't  know.

>It might be nice for our asker if we could give back information in French.
It's not a good thing for further readers
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lenamtlAuthor Commented:
Thanks a lot

I have modified
$date   = '';
to
$date = date('Y-m-d');

and it isworking perfectly
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Ray PaseurCommented:
Thanks for the points.  Please see this post.  It is in Russian but the language translation concept might port easily to French.
http://us.php.net/manual/en/function.date.php#92090

Best regards, ~Ray
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