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Mixing Jeditable with a Calendar

David Carr

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    For a recent project I needed to be able to edit text directly on the webpage I decided to use jeditable its very easy to implement and served my needs, but I also needed to add a Jquery UI calendar to the input once generated.

    I tried a lot of different ways none of which worked until I came across a githup project called jeditable-datepicker

    The default example works well:


    $( document ).ready( function() {
      var date = $( '.editable' );
        function( value, settings ) {
          date.html( value );
          type: 'datepicker'
    } );

    It how ever does not demonstrate how to save the changes, with a little change saving the changes is easily done.

    $(function() {
        var date = $('.editable');
        $('.editable').editable('save.php', {
             indicator : 'Saving...',
             tooltip   : 'Click to edit...',
             type: 'datepicker'

    The changes are sent to save.php via a post. Inside the save file you collect the data then ideally save it, for this example I'm only formatting the data and showing the result back.

    $value = $_POST['value'];
    $id    = $_POST['id'];
    //format date
    $value = date('jS M', strtotime($value));
    //print the date
    echo $value;

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