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Advocate II

Date Picker - past dates beyond 01/01/1970

I have a date picker on a screen. When my users enter a date older than 01/01/1970, e.g. 12/03/1965, the date picker auto-defaults it to 01/01/1970. 


Any guidance appreciated.


Dual Super User III
Dual Super User III

Dates are stored as the number of ticks after 1/1/1970, so I don't think you can store an actual datetime value older than that.  You would need to store it as a text value.

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Community Support

Hi @asifkhawaja ,

Do you want to choose year before 1970?
The reason why you met this problem is that:
Datepicker's start year is 1970 by default.

The startyear of Datepicker decide the earliest that you could choose in the datepicker.

In your issue, you just need to change your Datepicker's startyear to 1965.

If you want to display earlier year, you could also fill in 1900 or other years.



You could read this doc to know more about datepicker's proerty:

(I suggest you notice the startyear and endyear property)




Best regards,

Community Support Team _ Phoebe Liu
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