I am creating a form for applicants to a selective program. To be competitive for selection, applicants need to have worked in our industry for 3-7 years after graduating with their bachelor's degrees. I want the user-entered graduation date field (Date/Time field type) to default to a value that is roughly 5 years (1825 days) before the date in which they are entering the data, and I want the user to see an empty field until they select it to enter their graduation date. Initially, I created a static default value in the "Value" tab, but that value is displayed when the form is generated, which I don't want. Then I tried adding the following code to the "enter" event of my graduation date field, but it also didn't help:
Mhmm, I don't know why it is behaving like this... maybe change the data pattern to yyyy-mm-dd, or change the pattern in util.printd to match the data pattern of the field... otherwise I don't know, maybe if I could see the form I could test things out
I tried moving it to the initialize event, but the dropdown calendar still started in 2019, even though the date displayed in the field was 9 Jan 14. If I manually enter 01/09/14 in the field, then the dropdown calendar begins with 9 Jan 2014.
That helps a lot! Strangely, though, even after the new dynamic default value appears upon entering the field, the initial date in the calendar dropdown where the user can select a date is still in 2019. Any suggestions for how to change that to match what's in the field?