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    Experiencing problems with date/ email validation fields

    Asked by Robin on March 12, 2012 at 06:10 AM



    I am experiencing problems with date fields in regard to validation. When I set it to display numeric it will only allow me to enter a date without / or - between them. this gives the smae problem even when I set it to alphanumeric. I am only able to enter a date without these values i.e. 1811197 instead of the proper format of 18/11/1997 or 18-11-1997 or 18 Nov 1997.  The form may be viewed at the following address - http://www.thesscw.org and by going to the Services page and under services overview, club registration form.

    Thank you in advance for any help or suggestions,

    Robin Whelan



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    Answered by jcm0731 on March 12, 2012 at 06:31 AM


    Since you are using the TEXTBOX field, the only way to achieve the type of INPUT you want is to set Validation of the field to NONE. 
    Then make it a REQUIRED field, put a Sub Label indicate that it should be a date.
    Put also a Default value in the Date that you want.

    Don't you like also to try using the Birthday Picker instead? 

    There is another workaround, but it will need a bit of altering on the source code of the form, which can be complicated to pull off and may take a bit of time tinkering.

    Hope this answers some of your question. Post back if you have more inquiry and suggestion.



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