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  • Last Updated : 19 Feb, 2021
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jQuery UI consists of GUI widgets, visual effects, and themes implemented using jQuery, CSS, and HTML. jQuery UI is great for building UI interfaces for the webpages. jQuery UI datepickers widget allow users to enter dates easily and visually. In this article, we will see how to use altField option in jQuery UI Datepicker.
altField option is used to set an alternative field in which value is updated every time in the jQuery UI Datepicker.


   { altField: "#field" }

Approach: First, add jQuery UI scripts needed for your project.

<link href = “” rel=”stylesheet”>
<script src = “”></script>
<script src = “”></script>



<!doctype html>
<html lang="en">
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <link href=
    <script src=""></script>
    <!-- JavaScript code -->
        $(function () {
                { altField: "#field" }
    <h3>jQuery UI | datepicker altField option</h3>
    <!-- HTML -->
    <p>Enter Date: <input type="text" id="gfg"></p>
    <input type="text" id="field">



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