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date validation

Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by Tom C, Nov 15, 2005.

  1. Tom C

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    I have a short date field on a table. If an invalid date is entered eg
    29/02/05 Access changes it to 05/02/29 without any explanation. my region
    settings are Australia with my date format of dd/mm/yy. I don't want to make
    the user go through selecting a date from a calendar because it takes too
    long. Is there an easy way to stop Access changing the date as entered?
     
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  3. Ofer

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    Try and change the Year input to 4 digits
    format dd/mm/yyyy
    Input mask 00/00/0000

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    I hope that helped
    Good Luck


    "Tom C" wrote:

    > I have a short date field on a table. If an invalid date is entered eg
    > 29/02/05 Access changes it to 05/02/29 without any explanation. my region
    > settings are Australia with my date format of dd/mm/yy. I don't want to make
    > the user go through selecting a date from a calendar because it takes too
    > long. Is there an easy way to stop Access changing the date as entered?
     
  4. Tom C

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    Thank you Ofer works fine

    "Ofer" wrote:

    > Try and change the Year input to 4 digits
    > format dd/mm/yyyy
    > Input mask 00/00/0000
    >
    > --
    > I hope that helped
    > Good Luck
    >
    >
    > "Tom C" wrote:
    >
    > > I have a short date field on a table. If an invalid date is entered eg
    > > 29/02/05 Access changes it to 05/02/29 without any explanation. my region
    > > settings are Australia with my date format of dd/mm/yy. I don't want to make
    > > the user go through selecting a date from a calendar because it takes too
    > > long. Is there an easy way to stop Access changing the date as entered?
     
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