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how to change/override a date that is "calculated-read only" by using a button

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Level 6

Good day,

I have a date field on my form that is calculated-read only.  The current date is entered each time the form is opened.  I would like to have a button that will allow a specific user to be able to change the date when needed.  Is there a way to do this?

 

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Remove the calculated property from the field. Make it readOnly to set the value and on the button click make the access to open.

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You need to change the "yourFieldName.access" property to desired value in button click event.

 

yourFieldName.access="open";

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Level 6

Good day,

I did not reply that the answer was correct.  Actually, it's not working.  After entering the information in the click event, I get the following pop-up - "The value you entered for todaydate cannot override its calculated value".  When I hit "ok", the date reverts back to the today's date.

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Correct answer by
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Remove the calculated property from the field. Make it readOnly to set the value and on the button click make the access to open.

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Level 6

Good day,

This is still not working for me.  I must be doing something wrong.  When I remove the calculated property and make it "readOnly" the date does not appear when I open the form.  The date block is blank and therefore the button does not work either.  Do I need to enter a script in the date field?  I need the current date to appear in the date block when the form is opened and I would like to have a button that can override/change the date if needed.

 

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Yes, on initialize event you need to set the date 

 

if(dateField.rawValue == null || dateField.rawValue == ""){

//set dateField value

}

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Level 6

ok. i got it to work by changing the value to  

"Read only" in the field and adding

$.rawValue = Num2Date(Date(), "YYYY-MM-DD") in the initializing event

and in the click event of the button I entered

oTargetField = this.resolveNode("header.datesub.todaydate");
oTargetField.access = "open";

 

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