Bootstrap Datepicker for Rails

Gem Version


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

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://'

and run bundle install.


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

 *= require bootstrap-datepicker
 # Or if using bootstrap v3:
 *= require bootstrap-datepicker3

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

//= require bootstrap-datepicker

The default includes support for all languages. You can fine tune the included locales to suit your needs:

//= require bootstrap-datepicker/core
//= require bootstrap-datepicker/locales/
//= require bootstrap-datepicker/locales/

Using bootstrap-datepicker-rails

Just use the simple data-provide='datepicker' attribute.

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

Or call datepicker() with any selector.

<input type="text" class='datepicker' >

<script type="text/javascript">


There are a lot of options you can pass to datepicker(). They are documented at

Updating the assets

Please use the rake task to update the assets.

Examples :

rake update             # Update the assets with the latest tag source code on master
rake update v1.4.0      # Update the assets with the specified tag source code

Questions? Bugs?

Use Github Issues.


Copyright (c) 2014 Gonzalo Rodríguez-Baltanás Díaz

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