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set_col_date()

  • Parameters:
    • $col_name: column name
    • $srcformat: source date format, eg. “Y-m-d”
    • $newformat: new date form to be displayed, eg. “m/d/Y”
    • $datepicker_format: datepicker format, eg. “m/d/yy”
  • Description:
    •  Helper function to format date using PHP date format options (http://php.net/manual/en/function.date.php). MySql always stores date in either ‘YYYY-MM-DD’ or ‘YY-MM-DD’ format. However, we can still change the front-end date display format while conform to its date standards.
  • Remark:
    • In most cases, you don’t need to call this method because phpGrid automatically formats the data with corresponding data type including date.
    • Only use this method in order to display date format that is different from default date format.
    • To display time only, please use set_col_property instead.
  • Example:

Format date to “m/d/Y”, the Spanish date format. The example illustrates two different methods. You can use either or.

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// srcFormat: MySql date format is "Y-m-d"
// newFormat: Display date format is "m/d/Y"
// datepicker: Datepicker date format is "yy-mm-dd"

// Method 1: change date display and datepicker display (used for edit) to Spanish date
$dg -> set_col_date("orderDate", "Y-m-d", "m/d/Y", "m/d/yy");

// Method 2: change date display and datepicker display (used for edit) to Spanish date
$dg -> set_col_property("requiredDate",
                             array("formatter"=>"date",
                                   "formatoptions"=>array("srcformat"=>"Y-m-d","newformat"=>"m/d/Y"),
                                   "editoptions"=>array(
                                        "dataInit"=>"function(el) {
                                            $(el).datepicker({
                                                changeMonth: true,
                                                changeYear: true,
                                                dateFormat: 'm/d/yy'
                                            })
                                        }"
)));

// Display time only. No date. It cannot be edited, so we also made it hidden on the edit form.
$dg -> set_col_property("shippedDate",
            array("formatter"=>"date",
                "formatoptions"=>array("srcformat"=>"ISO8601Short","newformat"=>"g:i A"),
                'editable'=>false,'hidedlg'=>true));

// Display datetimepicker. Used when data is DATETIME type.
$dg -> set_col_datetime("myDateTime");