Rails 5 - Set Defaults for date_select Date Formats
Scenario: You’re using a date_select form helper and the parts of the date are displaying in YYYY/MM/DD format.
Fix: You can add this to your en.yml file to set a default that Rails will pick up for any date_select elements that you use across the app. I assume it also affects other date specific controls too, drop me a comment if you come across any.
en: date: order: - :day - :month - :year
To override formats for specific date_select elements we can use the order property of the form helper:
<%= f.date_select :transaction_date, order: [:day, :month, :year] %>
<% date_select :transaction, :transaction_date, order: [:day, :month, :year] %>