Is there a way to validate a 'date' field so it displays a date as: Tuesday, July 5th 2016 instead of 7/5/2016? Even if the 'day name' is abbreviated (Tue instead of Tuesday) is fine. I can't seem to find out how to format this way. Also, most of the date formats also have a time value associated with them. I don't want/need the time in this field.
You should be using the Date/Time field. It contains support for being both a time and a date field, you simply just set what kind you want in its settings.
When chosen as a date field, that is what would be referred to as a date field. I think that might be a "experience" gap, as people who are used to working with these fields, just refer to it as a Date/Time field, and take it as common knowledge that people know what to do with them. And if you are a bit less experienced maybe you don't catch on instantly. It's sort of a language barrier of experience
To switch between time and date in your Date/Time fields you go into the "Binding" palette, and there you have the choice between "Date" , "Time" and "Date and Time". The "Date" is default for the actual field. So for what you want to achieve, simply chuck in a "Date/Time" field, and change it's display pattern in the manner Bruce explained above.
What Bruce meant by you being wrong in having a "Date/Time" field, was simply him implying you had the multifunctional Date/Time field set up as a "Date and Time" field, (as you evidentally had the choice to specify time in your display pattern).
Hope this cleared things up a little even though it got a bit ranty
Awesome guys, thank you so much! I was definitely missing the change in the 'bindings' to be date only. I assumed that there had to be something allowing me to drop the time requirement but was unable to locate it previously. I really appreciate it!
PS: Completely off topic, but do either of you know of a way to force the field values to be uppercase?
i appreciate the response. Perhaps I am missing something, but I don't have a 'date' field option. In my list I only have a 'date/time' field. I assumed there would be one for a date but I haven't found it. I'm using version 9 ES2, maybe my version is too old?