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Help with a script for date field

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Level 7

Is it possible when the display of a date field is not as: date{EEEE, MMMM D, YYYY}

then

Message: "Please select a date from the date calendar"

and focus on the date field

Thank you

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I was thinking of the exit event, if you change the this.rawValue to xfa.event.change you could try using the calculate event ... which would mean they get the message sooner.

Either way they will still be able to cut-and-paste a date if it is in the correct format.

Bruce

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Hi,

You can try something like;

if (!this.isNull)

{

    var date = util.scand("yyyy-mm-dd", this.rawValue);

    if (date == null || this.formattedValue != util.printd('EEEE, MMMM D, YYYY', date, true))

    {  

        app.alert("Please select a date from the date calendar");

        xfa.host.setFocus(this);

    }

}

Regards Bruce

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Level 7

Bruce, Thank you again for all your help!

Do I have to use EXIT Event?

Thanks

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Level 10

I was thinking of the exit event, if you change the this.rawValue to xfa.event.change you could try using the calculate event ... which would mean they get the message sooner.

Either way they will still be able to cut-and-paste a date if it is in the correct format.

Bruce