# date

date adds an editable date field to the schema. A friendly date picker UI is presented when the field is clicked. Dates are stored as strings in YYYY-MM-DD format.

# Example 1

  name: 'date',
  label: 'Date',
  type: 'date'

The date picker UI uses pikaday (opens new window) for configuration.

# Example with configuration of date picker

  name: 'date',
  label: 'Date',
  type: 'date',
  pikadayOptions: {
    format: 'DD/MM/YYYY',
    firstDay: 1


Apostrophe tries its best to convert any date picker format to the above mentioned YYYY-MM-DD friendly sorting format, but very advanced configurations may not work out of the box, so please keep that in mind.

# Settings

Property Type Default Description
name string Sets the name of the field in the database
label string Sets the label of the field that the user sees
required boolean false If true, the field is mandatory
contextual boolean false If true, it will prevent the field from appearing in a dialog box
type string Specifies the field type
readOnly boolean false If true, prevents the user from editing the field
help string Help text for the field that will appear with the field's label
htmlHelp string Help text with support for HTML markup
pikadayOptions object Allows configuration of the date format