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Hello Guys,

i got a little problem with InfoPath 2011, i want to check the day of the week with the function xdDate:Today().

Unfortunatly rules i append, to check if the day either starts with monday or tuesday ALWAYS fail. I really don't have a clou why this happens, cause it seems pretty clear on first sight, but it wont work for me?

Any Ideas on this behavior?
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Question by:pa_gmbh
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by:McOz
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The reason checking for "Monday" or "Tuesday" always fails is because Today() does not return the name of the day, it returns a date in the format "2011-03-14".

There is no easy way to get the day name, but you can do it with code. See this link for an example of how this is done:

http://groups.google.com/group/microsoft.public.infopath/browse_thread/thread/94cab487feadc280/bf23d09bd5fbe274?lnk=raot&pli=1

Good luck!
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pa_gmbh, I did a little more looking around for a date-to-day formula in infopath. Here's a way to get it *without* code:

http://blueinfopath.wordpress.com/2009/11/22/weekday-name-function-in-infopath/

Hope it helps!
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by:pa_gmbh
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I did it with the attached file.

Works very well!
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by:pa_gmbh
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this is a testtemplate to test the form.

It`s works perfectly!
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