Jake Jake - 6 months ago 13x
Javascript Question

jqueryUI Datepicker plus Validator in dd/mm/yyyy format

I have a form with a jQuery UI Datepicker, which then gets validated using the jQuery Validation plugin.

Datepickers are created using:

changeMonth: true,
changeYear: true,
dateFormat: "dd/mm/yy",
onSelect: function (){

However the validation plugin seems to validate in the US format when I require it to validate using dd/mm/yyyy. This means that any date past the 12th of any month is deemed invalid.

I have looked around and I found a method to add a different way to validate the date using a regular expression:

function(value, element) {
return value.match(/^(0?[1-9]|[12][0-9]|3[01])\/(0?[1-9]|1[012])\/((19|20)\\d\\d)$/);
"Please enter a date in the format dd/mm/yyyy."

which is then added to the rules:

australianDate: true

but this still seems to fail for any input.

the regular expression I am using is one I have used in the past with php and is a bit more accurate then the generic (any2numbers/any2numbers/any4numbers) expression, and I would like to be able to use it in the javascript aswell.

Do javascript regular expressions need to be in a different format to php? is that where I am going wrong..

Any help is greatly appreciated.


Thanks for your input. While both answers did work, they did not validate things like leap years or Feb must be max 28/29..

I kept looking around and managed to find another jquery plugin simply called date.js.

once linked you simply have to call the Date.parseExact function:

jQuery.validator.addMethod("australianDate", function(value, element) { 
    return Date.parseExact(value, "d/M/yyyy");
}, "Please enter a valid date in the format dd/mm/yyyy.");

Validates leap years and everything else I have tested correctly.