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PHP/MySQL format date onBlur

Posted on 2011-02-22
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I have a form where a user will enter a follow-up date.  However, he doesn't want to have to enter the date in the yyyy/mm/dd format required by MySQL.  Is there a javascript that anyone knows of that will allow him to enter mm/dd/yyyy and, onBlur, have it correct it to yyyy/mm/dd format?  I can't seem to find such a script.  Thanks!
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by:Proculopsis
ID: 34952759

Try something like this:

<html>

<head>
<title>http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Languages/Scripting/JavaScript/Q__26839012.html</title>

<script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.3.2/jquery.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="http://filedb.experts-exchange.com/incoming/2011/02_w07/406422/DateExtension.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script>

$(function() {

  $("#format").click( function() {
    var date = new Date( $("#date").val() );
    var sqlDate = date.toString( "YYYY/MM/dd" );
    $("#date").val( sqlDate );
  });

});

</script>
</head>
<body>

<input id="date" value="22 feb 2011" />
<input id="format" type="button" value="Format">

</body>
</html>

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by:ssailer
ID: 34952925
I'm actually looking for something that would do it onBlur, instead of onClick.  I'm just not good with javascript.  
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Proculopsis earned 250 total points
ID: 34953041

Just change the line:

  $("#format").click( function() {

to:

  $("#date").blur( function() {
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by:ssailer
ID: 34953134
Worked perfectly.
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