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Hi All,

I have created a simple html page with the composer and have two calendar controls (Start Date and End Date). When a user selects a date from the calendar control the format of the value selected and inserted into the textbox is YY/MM/DD. I need to have the format changed to YY-MM-DD because of constraints on the database side. Is this possible?

Thanks for any and all advice,
B

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Hi,

Yes you can convert the date once it is passed to the fex file...you can use EDIT to do this..
or you can convert the format in the launch page itself before submitting the form..you can write a simple validation function in javascript which can do this..

thanks
Sashanka


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Assuming &STARTDT is one of the parameters sent from the HTML launch page, try:
-DEFAULT &STARTDT='10/05/14';
-SET &NEWSTARTDT=EDIT(&STARTDT, '99-$99-$99');
-TYPE Original: &STARTDT
-TYPE New: &NEWSTARTDT


Use &NEWSTARTDT in your data retrieval request.



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Thanks njsden, that was a simple solution. Works great!


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With the calendar control, it will take the format of the field from the HTML page and return that format back to the Edit Box.

It looks for the property ibiformat.

Its a pity that the js routines do not support Y-M-D format.


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you can make a special char like Y-M-D by compounding Smiler


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The solution to the question she asked -- changing the appearance of the returned date on the HTML page --

 
<INPUT id=calendar1 elementtype="14" name="calendar1" ibiformat="MDYY">    
 


That last piece, ibiformat, is what determines what is displayed to the enduser.

J.



 
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