DateTimeLocal

Zend\Form\Element\DateTimeLocal is meant to be paired with the FormDateTimeLocal helper for HTML5 inputs with type "datetime-local". This element adds filters and validators to its input filter specification in order to validate a local datetime input value on the server.

Basic Usage

This element automatically adds a type attribute of value datetime-local.

use Zend\Form\Element;
use Zend\Form\Form;

$dateTimeLocal = new Element\DateTimeLocal('appointment-date-time');
$dateTimeLocal->setLabel('Appointment Date');
$dateTimeLocal->setAttributes([
    'min'  => '2010-01-01T00:00:00',
    'max'  => '2020-01-01T00:00:00',
    'step' => '1', // minutes; default step interval is 1 min
]);
$dateTimeLocal->setOptions([
    'format' => 'Y-m-d\TH:i',
]);

$form = new Form('my-form');
$form->add($dateTimeLocal);

Here is with the array notation:

use Zend\Form\Element;
use Zend\Form\Form;

$form = new Form('my-form');
$form->add([
    'type' => Element\DateTimeLocal::class,
    'name' => 'appointment-date-time',
    'options' => [
        'label'  => 'Appointment Date',
        'format' => 'Y-m-d\TH:i'
    ],
    'attributes' => [
        'min' => '2010-01-01T00:00:00',
        'max' => '2020-01-01T00:00:00',
        'step' => '1', // minutes; default step interval is 1 min
    ],
]);

Set all attributes before calling prepare

The min, max, and step attributes should be set prior to calling Zend\Form::prepare(). Otherwise, the default input specification for the element may not contain the correct validation rules.

Public Methods

The following methods are specific to the DateTimeLocal element; all other methods inherited from the parent DateTime class are also available.

Method signature Description
getInputSpecification() : array Returns an input filter specification, which includes Zend\Filter\StringTrim and will add the appropriate validators based on the values from the min, max, and step attributes and format option. See the DateTime::getInputSpecification() definition for more information.