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Changing a users input text to correct format

due to the time date issues presently with PA, im using text strings to capture time input


is there a way to in a textinput box that if the user enters 2011 instead of 20:11 i can format it to 20:11? even using a seperate box(which be the one that would then patch the data)



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Re: Changing a users input text to correct format

Hi @JC75,


You can first add the textinput control and then add another Label control to show and format the data from textinput. For more detailed information, please refer to:




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Advocate IV
Advocate IV

Re: Changing a users input text to correct format

Hi @v-monli-msft I’ve tried that method, but it doesn’t fully work.


if say text input by user in input box is 2330

i can get a label box to format it as 23:30. Which is great.


however if the user enters 23:30 the label box just shows blank.


in infopath it was possible to change the box text on tab, so it either formatted or changed to uppercase etc, while some of this is partly capable in PA, such a using upper and method above, it doesn’t format the same box so look instantly correct to user.


example with a text input box(TextInput6) 


and a label box with following formula - works if user enters 2230 into textinput, but blank if they enter it correct as 23:30 - which isnt useful where its that value i want to then send as a string to excel.



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