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Helper for triggering date input for bootstrap-datepicker javascript library

All this gem does is something very simple : allow you to trigger Bootstrap datepicker to select the date you want.


Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'capybara-bootstrap-datepicker', group: :test

Or, add it into your test group

group :test do
    gem 'capybara-bootstrap-datepicker'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install capybara-bootstrap-datepicker

The gem automatically hook itself into rspec helper using Rspec.configure.


Just use this method inside your capybara test:

select_date(2.weeks.ago, from: "Label of the date input")

Or even:

select_date(2.weeks.ago, from: "Date", match: :prefer_exact)
select_date(Date.tomorrow, from: "Label of the date input", format: "%d/%m/%Y")
select_date("2013-05-24", xpath: "//path_to//your_date_input", datepicker: :bootstrap)

Available options are:

  • from: the label of your date input
  • xpath: the path to your date input
  • format: the format used to fill your date input
  • datepicker: the way to fill your date input (:bootstrap = by clicking the popover using bootstrap-datepicker) ; by default it just fill the input date.


Just run rspec in your terminal:

$ rspec

Upgrading from 0.0.x

RSpec support has been split into a separate file. You'll need to change spec_helper.rb to require 'capybara-bootstrap-datepicker/rspec'.


  1. Fork it
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create new Pull Request