I want to add a month and a year dropdown to the month view of calendar so a user can jump to any month from the dropdown and can jump to the year, if selected. (Users can pick month OR year and will get results). I can add an exposed filter that doesn't update the calendar display when I click apply.

Any suggestions of what terms to search for or how to start this. I cannot seem to find tutorials or posts on this other than people saying yeah, I want that but I have no idea how to do it without building a custom calendar or using jquery datepicker.

  • So is your question is how to add an exposed date filter that automatically jumps to its selection?
    – Shawn Conn
    Commented Apr 9, 2017 at 3:33
  • Yes. I added an exposed filter, but it had no effect on the calendar display. I could select month and year and click apply, but the calendar display doesn't update. It also forces the user to select both month and year, instead of either one. So I must be approaching this wrong, but I need some pointers towards another way to do this. I have searched, but I cannot find anything that seems like it should work, but maybe I am using the wrong terms.
    – Purcell
    Commented Apr 10, 2017 at 16:35

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The Date module has a subproject called Date Views. Once that module is enabled, you can add exposed filters to your date fields. Setting the filter option Date selection form element to select will provide the dropdown selection widget for your date.

Finally, under the Advanced > Exposed form > Exposed form style > Settings link there's an Autosubmit option that will submit the filter form upon date change.

  • This doesn't jump to that month. It simply filters the calendar to only show events with a date in the selected month.
    – MrPeanut
    Commented Apr 24, 2018 at 23:08

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