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datepicker for dynamic form elements

Posted on 2012-03-11
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hi i am using datepicker which works fine if there is one date field.
I am generating dynamic date fields using jquery. But datepicker does not work on those dynamic fields.

Does anyone have a tutorial/example that shows how datepicker is used with dynamic form elements?
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by:leakim971
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run
$( "#new_datepicker_ID" ).datepicker();

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each time you create a new datepicker
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its not working. i tried that.
 <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"
"http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd">
<html>
<head>
<title>Simple cloning demo</title>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
<style>
.error{
	border: 2px solid red;
	background-color: #FFFFD5;
	margin: 0px;
	color: red;
}
</style>
<script src="js/jquery.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="js/jquery.validate.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="http://jqueryui.com/ui/jquery.ui.core.js"></script>
	<script src="http://jqueryui.com/ui/jquery.ui.widget.js"></script>
	<script src="http://jqueryui.com/ui/jquery.ui.datepicker.js"></script>
	<link rel="stylesheet" href="http://jqueryui.com/demos/demos.css">
	<link rel="stylesheet" href="http://jqueryui.com/themes/base/jquery.ui.all.css">
<script type="text/javascript">
var current= 1;
$(function() {
		$( "#datepicker1" ).datepicker();
		$( "#datepicker2" ).datepicker();
	});
$(document).ready(function() {
    $("#addeducation").click(function() {
        current++;
        /* GWF - Modified the line below */
        $neweducation= $("#userTemplate").clone(true).removeAttr("id").attr("id", "fieldSet" + current).insertBefore("#userTemplate");
        $neweducation.children("p").children("input").each(function(i) {
            var $currentElem= $(this);
            $currentElem.attr("name",$currentElem.attr("name")+current);
            $currentElem.attr("id",$currentElem.attr("id")+current);
        });
        var f = $("#fieldSet"+current);
        f.html(f.html().replace("fieldSetID", "fieldSet"+current));
        $neweducation.appendTo("#mainField");
        $neweducation.removeClass("hideElement");
        //add validation
        $("#level"+current).rules("add", { required:true,minlength:2 });
        $("#institution"+current).rules("add", { required:true,minlength:2 });
        $("#board"+current).rules("add", { required:true,minlength:2 });
		$("#division"+current).rules("add", { required:true,minlength:2 });
		var prevvalue=$("#count").attr("value");
		$("#count").attr("value",prevvalue+","+current);

    });
    $("#demoForm").validate({
        errorPlacement: function(error, element) {
             $(element).attr("class","error");
             //error.insertAfter(element);
         },
        rules: {
            level1: {
                required: true,
                minlength: 2
            }
            ,institution1: {
                required: true,
                minlength: 2
            }
            ,board1: {
                required: true,
                minlength:2
            }
			,division1: {
                required: true,
                minlength:2
            }
        }
});
});

/* GWF - Add function to remove education */
function removeeducation(id) {
    $(id).remove();
	var fieldid=id.replace("#fieldSet","");
	var prev=$("#count").attr("value");
	var finalids=prev.replace(","+fieldid,"");
	$("#count").attr("value",finalids);

};
</script>
<style>
.hideElement {display:none;}
</style>
</head>
<body>
<div id="userTemplate" class="hideElement">
<p>
    <input id="level" name="level" size="25" /> 
	<input id="institution" name="institution" size="25" />
    <input id="board" name="board" size="25" />
	<input id="division" name="division" size="25"/>
	<p>Date: <input type="text" id="datepicker"></p>

</div><!-- End demo -->
        </p>
</p>
<p>
    <a href='#' onClick='removeeducation("#fieldSetID"); return false;'>Remove</a>
</p>
</div>
<form name="demoForm" id="demoForm" method="post" action="getvalues.php">

    <fieldset id="mainField">
    <div>
	<table><tr><td width="170px" align="center">Level</td><td width="170px" align="center">Institution</td><td width="170px" align="center">Board</td><td width="170px" align="center">Division</td></tr></table>
        <p>
           <input id="level1" name="level1" size="25" /> 
			<input id="institution1" name="institution1" size="25" />
			<input id="board1" name="board1" size="25" />
			<input id="division1" name="division1" size="25"/>
			<div class="demo">

<p>Date: <input type="text" id="datepicker1"></p>

</div><!-- End demo -->
        </p>
    </div>
    </fieldset>
    <p>
    <input type="button" id="addeducation" value="Add Another">
    </p>
    <input type="hidden" name="count" value="1" id="count"/> 
    <input type="submit" value="Save">
</form>
</body>
</html>

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by:leakim971
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<< each time you create a new datepicker >> mean after creating the new datepickers NOT BEFORE! And use the right ID :)
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by:genius_geek
ID: 37708356
I dont understand what you are trying to say.

Before/after does it matter?  they are within the script tag.

ID's are right - for the first field field id will be datepicker1 for susbsequent fields generated dynamically IDs will be datepickerNUMBER so that is datepicker2..datepicker3...so on
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by:leakim971
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>I dont understand what you are trying to say.
>Before/after does it matter?

Yes it is ! This is you issue, run datepicker AFTER each dynamically generated input dedicated for your datepicker
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by:genius_geek
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HOw?
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by:leakim971
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where are you creating dynamically your datepicker, please give me the last line
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by:leakim971
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hmmm... replace line 37 :
    });

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by :
    }); $("#datepicker" + current ).datepicker();

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by:genius_geek
ID: 37708375
replaced. but still does not work :-(
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put it after line 39. tried and tested. works.
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i found the solution before anyone answered it
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