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    How to make certain form is filled out in correct format.

    Asked by cramerf on May 16, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    How can I have the form check if the date is in the MMDDYYYY format?

    I have used the birthday date picker.  I have modified month and day reordered the years in the source code.  My problem is that in the e-mails sent it returns the date as 05 22 2013.  How to I remove the saces and replace with dash like 05-23-2013.

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    Answered by jalaludeen on May 16, 2013 at 10:24 AM

    Hello Cramerf,

    In Quick Tools -> DateTime add this

    here you can change Date Formate.

    Thanks,

    Jalaludeen

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    Answered by cramerf on May 16, 2013 at 10:29 AM

    I did choose this format, but it is letting people use dates such as M/D/yyyy which is not acceptable.

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    Answered by jalaludeen on May 16, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    Hello cramerf,

    Please provide us form url to assist you in better way.

    Thanks

    Jalaludeen

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    Answered by cramerf on May 16, 2013 at 10:54 AM
    http://www.healthcare.uiowa.edu/training/cuihc500/production/Vacation/Vacation.html
    some do not use the date picker.
    Some prefer to enter a date format as they please.
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    Answered by KadeJM on May 16, 2013 at 12:08 PM

    I see what you mean and yes that is true that technically you can manually fill this in. It seems to me that if I am understanding your problem correctly you are looking to apply some type of method to physically validate this to prevent it from becoming a further issue. 

     

    Example of Wrong/Invalid Date Input:

    www.healthcare.uiowa.edu_training_cuihc500_production_Vacation_Vacation.html - Google Chrome

     

    A suggestion to prevent this you can see on this on this Example Form which will allow more control over the Date & Time input so that they are actual instead of partial.

    http://form.jotform.us/form/31354511141137

     

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