Topic: Add required to datepicker

free asked 6 years ago

I would like to make a datepicker input field required but I don't seem to be able to get it right.

I read this section:

And then added the editable:trueinside the initialization together with the required attribute on the element.

However, the datepicker modal no longer opens on click after that. Any suggestions for a fix?


andreaHandlebars free answered 5 years ago

Hi that plugin doesn't work, because there's a conflic with internal mdbootstrap's validator. Can you help me?

Piotr Glejzer staff commented 5 years ago

Hi, do you have some console errors to show?

Jakub Strebeyko staff answered 6 years ago

Hi there library_manager,

As you surely see, the "Please fill out this field" tooltip popping up is a plain, HTML5-style validation applied through the required attribute. To have this kind of validation working, the Date Picker must first become a regular, HTML5-recognizable input field (which is done by passing in the editable: true option). And so, clicking onto it can no longer trigger the date-picking popover, but enables "manual" edits of the field instead.

To have both the MDB Date Picker and validation it's worth to consider creation of a custom validating function on submit or using some widely recognized plugins, like .validate().

With Best Regards,

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