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TDateTime and Edit Masks

Posted on 1998-03-26
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I have a field in a Tquery defined as TDateTime (from an Oracle Date column), and all I want to do is allow the user to modify the date portion.  I have a display format of 'm/d/yy', which is fine.  I put a edit mask of '!99/99/00;1;_' which doesn't work the way I want it to.

For example:  When I cursor to that TDBEdit field it changes from 3/20/98 to _3/20/AM and I can't edit it correctly.  Any ideas on what to do?

NOTE:  If the date field has NO time (0) it works fine.
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by:BigMadDrongo
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The underscore specified at the end of the edit mask is that character shown in empty characters in the masked edit box, and that is why if you omit then first character in the month field, it will replace it with the underscore.  The only way round this that I'm aware of is to enter the date as 03/20/98.  I personally don't like the masked edit boxes because of this limitation.  Hope this info is useful!
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by:gjbaker
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I don't have a problem with the underscore, but why does AM show up where the year is suppose to?  It's even worse if I want the year to be four digits.
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by:Greedy
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I was going to answer the question but I figured this might just be a work around so I'll put it as a comment

in the OnEnter event of the DBEdit do this
DBEdit.Text := FormatDateTime('MM/DD/YYYY', DBEdit.Field.Value)

that should at least do what you need...some person I work with mentioned this too...I don't know if they fixed it or went with something else...
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jturpin earned 50 total points
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The uderscore in the edit mask is the character used
to fill the spaces. Simply edit the edit mask and replace
the underscore with a space.
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