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Validate Date field

stathisx asked
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Last Modified: 2013-11-28
Hello experts ,
i have a problem with date validation.What i want to do is to validate the date field in my form and disable access error messages at the same time.In face i have implemeneted the validation rule for the date field and i have configured input mask and validation text. Although if i enter a wrong date in the format dd/mm/yyyy , for example :12/13/2011 (which is wrong) i get :
"The value you entered isn't valid for this field" .How can i prevent this from happening and display only my custom text entered in the validation text property ?
(I forgot to mention that i have user error handling for this and it didn't work.Is there any other way to achieve this ?)

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Top Expert 2009

Try this code on the BeforeUpdate event to check that a valid date has been entered into a control.  There may not be a need for a validation rule.

In my experience, it is best to not have an input mask for dates, but just use the Format property to display the date in the desired format, no matter how it was entered.

If IsDate(Me![txtFromDate].Value) = True Then
   Cancel = False
   'Your error message
End If

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Post the code from the function in which you are having difficulty.

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in the form onerror event i trapped the error codes (2113 and 2116) and changed the response argument to acdataerrcontinue and it worked .
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