On 12/4/06, Susan (Swartz) Hansen <shansenhome@...
> Please excuse a dumb question from a librarian trying to be a
> programmer without much success. Does anyone have an example of using
> the calendar to select a date from a database that I could look at?
> I'd like patrons to select a date on the calendar to bring up a google
> map/route for where our bookmobile is on a given date. I have the
> dates entered in a database with the URL for the correct map. I have
> coldfusion but not sure how to make the calendar/coldfusion talk.
This is not at all a dumb question. Think of the calendar control as
an input. How would you handle it if it was just a text box and the
user had to enter the date in MM/DD/YYYY format? This is exactly how
you can handle this situation, just replacing the text box with the
calendar control. There are examples in the calendar section of the
YUI site of how to get the selected date from the calendar control.
Probably the easiest way to go once you have the date is to simply
change window.location or open up a new window passing this date to a
coldfusion script. This cold fusion script would then query the
database for the URL with this date, and redirect the user to the
There are a multitude of other options as well, if this does not suit
your needs. Some will probably suit your needs much better, but will
not be as simple to code.
Hope this helps.
Cleveland, OH, USA
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