Create date input

Description

Creates a text input which, when clicked on, brings up a calendar that the user can click on to select dates.

Usage

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dateInput(inputId, label, value = NULL, min = NULL, max = NULL,
  format = "yyyy-mm-dd", startview = "month", weekstart = 0,
  language = "en")

Arguments

inputId

Input variable to assign the control's value to.

label

Display label for the control, or NULL.

value

The starting date. Either a Date object, or a string in yyyy-mm-dd format. If NULL (the default), will use the current date in the client's time zone.

min

The minimum allowed date. Either a Date object, or a string in yyyy-mm-dd format.

max

The maximum allowed date. Either a Date object, or a string in yyyy-mm-dd format.

format

The format of the date to display in the browser. Defaults to "yyyy-mm-dd".

startview

The date range shown when the input object is first clicked. Can be "month" (the default), "year", or "decade".

weekstart

Which day is the start of the week. Should be an integer from 0 (Sunday) to 6 (Saturday).

language

The language used for month and day names. Default is "en". Other valid values include "bg", "ca", "cs", "da", "de", "el", "es", "fi", "fr", "he", "hr", "hu", "id", "is", "it", "ja", "kr", "lt", "lv", "ms", "nb", "nl", "pl", "pt", "pt-BR", "ro", "rs", "rs-latin", "ru", "sk", "sl", "sv", "sw", "th", "tr", "uk", "zh-CN", and "zh-TW".

Details

The date format string specifies how the date will be displayed in the browser. It allows the following values:

  • yy Year without century (12)

  • yyyy Year with century (2012)

  • mm Month number, with leading zero (01-12)

  • m Month number, without leading zero (01-12)

  • M Abbreviated month name

  • MM Full month name

  • dd Day of month with leading zero

  • d Day of month without leading zero

  • D Abbreviated weekday name

  • DD Full weekday name

See Also

dateRangeInput, updateDateInput

Other input.elements: animationOptions, sliderInput; checkboxGroupInput; checkboxInput; dateRangeInput; numericInput; radioButtons; selectInput, selectizeInput; submitButton; textInput

Examples

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dateInput("date", "Date:", value = "2012-02-29")

# Default value is the date in client's time zone
dateInput("date", "Date:")

# value is always yyyy-mm-dd, even if the display format is different
dateInput("date", "Date:", value = "2012-02-29", format = "mm/dd/yy")

# Pass in a Date object
dateInput("date", "Date:", value = Sys.Date()-10)

# Use different language and different first day of week
dateInput("date", "Date:",
          language = "de",
          weekstart = 1)

# Start with decade view instead of default month view
dateInput("date", "Date:",
          startview = "decade")

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