Cannot get scaffolding to save dates as Null

I'm using the rails scaffolding with SQL Server. Even though my date
fields are defined as nullable, there seems to be no way to set them
to Null in the Edit\Create scaffold forms. The nullable fields
display find in the list and show forms .. However, the EDIT\Create
functions defaults the "Null" dates to todays date, and force me to
ovewrite the null date whenever I update the form.

I've tried this with standard "Scaffold" as well as
"Scaffold_extension" and the behavior is the same. The "Options" in
the RDOC (for the select_tag) don't mention how to include the "Null"
option on the list.

I my case, I have a column called "Removed_Date" .. and if the items
is never removed, it should be null ... I considered adding an
addtional "Removed_Indicator" .. However, if I did have that . the
fact that the removed date is entered would be ambigious... The date
should be NULL ..

I really just need a way with scaffolding to set the date to Null ...

Any Ideas ?

LitFuse wrote:

I'm using the rails scaffolding with SQL Server. Even though my date
fields are defined as nullable, there seems to be no way to set them
to Null in the Edit\Create scaffold forms.

Correct. Time to go past scaffolding
<http://www.slash7.com/articles/2005/12/7/the-fall-from-scaffolding>.

Unfortunately it seems the standard date/time helpers don't support null
values, so you might have to roll your own.