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Date & time validation

Posted on 2002-04-16
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hi!
 I am not really good in access at all, however i have a job to use an access database with delphi via ADO.

i was wondering, what exactly do i need in the validation text boks to check that we have typed in a date. and another box for time...

time() is no good... since it prints both time & date...


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It's not clear if your using Delphi just to look at the data, or are using Access for the programming.  If your using Access, you'd use the IsDate() function to return a logical to check for a valid date.

Jim.
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by:muzori
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put in text box like this
=date()
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by:marcoszorrilla
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If you use Delphi via ADO I suppose, or BDE, in both cases you must DoubleClic the TAdoTable, or Ttable and then right button of the mouse - Add all fields.

Now, if you has the little box with all the fields and the form tha you use to enter the data, select a Date or Time field and in the set the EditMask property for exaple !99/99/0000;1;_ for Date, or !90:00:00;1;_ for time.

Then you select  the fiedl and drag it and drop over the form. thats all.

Best Regards.
Marcos.
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by:joepezt
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marocs: how do i put this in the validation rule in my access database?

date (!99/99/0000;1;_) ?
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Well if you wont to put this mask in Access.
you must select the field and set the properties like this form example.
Format:ShortDate ..... You select your desired format
InputMask:99/99/00;0;_ You have a list to choice

For Time is the Same, and the same properties to set.

Of Course first at all you select your table and the design mode.

Best Regards
Marcos.
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by:joepezt
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hehe, ok, I have been blind ;)
thanx =)
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