Date field requires specific format

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Jan 24, 2018 Jan 24, 2018

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Hello,

I have a form that I am creating, in it there are a couple of date fields. Currently under the format category I have date selected with the date option being m/d/yyyy.

The problem I am having is when I input a date, unless I input the date exactly like m/d/yyyy it won't input. I get the error "Invalid date/time: please ensure that the date/time exists. Field DATE should match format m/d/yyyy". I would like to someone to be able to type mmddyyyy or mmddyy without the "/" between the month, day, and year, and for it to correct to the format of m/d/yyyy.

For example, I want the date to show 5/5/2017. But I want people to have the option to type just 5517 or 050517 or 05052017 and it to format the date to 5/5/2017 when they go to the next text field. Currently it won't allow any of those unless someone puts in the "/". So if they put 5/5/17 it corrects it to 5/5/2017. Or if you put 05/05/2017 it corrects it to 5/5/17.

Is there anyway for this to happen?

Thank you!

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Community Expert , Jan 24, 2018 Jan 24, 2018

That's not possible. Imagine they entered "112017". What date is that? Could be "11/20/17", or it could be "1/1/2017". There's no way of determining without using a fixed format, or delimiters.

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That's not possible. Imagine they entered "112017". What date is that? Could be "11/20/17", or it could be "1/1/2017". There's no way of determining without using a fixed format, or delimiters.

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Makes sense, thank you!

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The users can use the calendar dropdown.

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Apr 23, 2022 Apr 23, 2022

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Hi,

I  had the same problem for eg: for 23/05/1998 we need to type 23-May-1998

Hope This Helps.

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