A Datepicker for Twitter Bootstrap, integrated with Rails assets pipeline
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Bootstrap Datepicker for Rails

Bootstrap is a toolkit from Twitter designed to kickstart development of webapps and sites. It includes base CSS and HTML for typography, forms, buttons, tables, grids, navigation, and more.


Bootstrap Datepicker is a plugin for Bootstrap designed by Stefan Petre. It provides a stylish date picker for Bootstrap.


bootstrap-datepicker-rails project integrates Datepicker with Rails 3 assets pipeline.


It also integrates the improvements made by Andrew Rowls.


Rails > 3.1

Include bootstrap-datepicker-rails in Gemfile;

gem 'bootstrap-datepicker-rails'

or you can install from latest build;

gem 'bootstrap-datepicker-rails', :require => 'bootstrap-datepicker-rails',
                              :git => 'git://github.com/Nerian/bootstrap-datepicker-rails.git'

and run bundle install.


Add this line to app/assets/stylesheets/application.css

 *= require bootstrap-datepicker

Add this line to app/assets/javascripts/application.js

//= require bootstrap-datepicker

You can fine tune the included files to suit your needs.

//= require bootstrap-datepicker/core
//= require bootstrap-datepicker/locales/bootstrap-datepicker.es
//= require bootstrap-datepicker/locales/bootstrap-datepicker.fr

Using bootstrap-datepicker-rails

Just call datepicker() with any selector.


You can also use unobtrusive javascript like this:

$(document).on("focus", "[data-behaviour~='datepicker']", function(e){
    $(this).datepicker({"format": "yyyy-mm-dd", "weekStart": 1, "autoclose": true});

<input type="text" data-behaviour='datepicker' >

There are a lot of options you can pass to datepicker(). They are documented at https://github.com/eternicode/bootstrap-datepicker

Questions? Bugs?

Use Github Issues.


Copyright (c) 2011 Gonzalo Rodríguez-Baltanás Díaz

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions: The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software. THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.