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Status Future consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Oct 26, 2018

Request for multiple format handling in UI component DateTimePicker

The BPM UI "Date Time Picker" component in BPM UI Toolkit, can as per today, validate input with only one input format, i.e. yyyy-MM-dd when entered by the user using the keyboard. (in addition to the ability to pick a date in the calendar that pops up as you click the field).
The selected date is then, after validation, presented in accordance with the "mask" specified in "Format" (Properties / Configuration / Apperance). This specification is currently used for both input- and presentation-format after the validation.
However, our users need to be able to enter dates in several ways, such as: both with and without separators and maybe even blank spaces between the year-month-day parts.
Therefore, we wish to be able to specify in the UI-component, several input formats of the date that the component should interpret and validate against before the component returns and presents the date in the way (always one and the same way) specified in the component.
Example: Input format(s): yyyy-MM-dd; yyyy MM dd; yyyyMMdd
Output mask: yyyy-MM-dd
The output mask could very well always be set be the first one specified in the “Format”-filed.

Idea priority High
RFE ID 126455
RFE Product IBM Business Process Manager
  • Guest
    Oct 29, 2018

    Which BPM version you are using and validating this behavior? Reason being, I can't reproduce your problem in

    If I don't specify the format in the control then it expects the default format of the locale (in my case it's English defaulted to MM/dd/yyyy).

    But if I specify the "mask" in the "Format" (Properties / Configuration / Apperance) then it validates the input using that mask format. I have tested with MM yyyy, yyyyMMdd and the control validate the input in the specified format. Together with showing the selected date from Calendar in that mask format.

    Are you sure the input validation is not considering the specified format in the control?


  • Guest
    Oct 26, 2018

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