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Anonymous
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Working with datepicker

Hi,

 

I have a datepicker control in my application inside a form which is used to pick the date of birth of the users. The field is of single line of text data type in the sharepoint list. When i try and save the date using submit form the date gets stored in the proper dd-mm-yyyy format in the data source.

 

The below code is written in the update property of the 'date of birth' data card.

Text(DatePicker8.SelectedDate,"[$-en-US]dd/mm/yyyy"). The format of the date picker is set as 'dd/mm/yyyy'.

 

When i try and bring back the same date, it doesnt return the date in the same format and the value seems to be different than what is in the sharepoint list.

 

Kindly suggest a way how i can achieve this with out changing the data type of the field in the SharePoint list.  

 

Regards

Srinath

 

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v-xida-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @Anonymous ,

Do you mean that the stored date text value could not be displayed as proper date value in the DatePicker control?

 

Based on the issue that you mentioned, I think this issue is relayed to the date text value format ('dd-mm-yyyy') stored in your SP List. When you pull the date text value format ('dd-mm-yyyy') from your SP List into your canvas app, it would not be compatible with the Default date format in your DatePicker control.

 

I have made a test on my side, please try the following workaround:

Set the DefaultDate property of the DatePicker control to following:

Date(
     Value(Last(Split(ThisItem.'date of birth', "-")).Result), 
     Value(Last(FirstN(Split(ThisItem.'date of birth', "-"), 2)).Result), 
     Value(First(Split(ThisItem.'date of birth', "-")).Result)
)

 

Please try above solution, hope it could solve your problem.

 

Best regards,

Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
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eka24
Community Champion
Community Champion

Click on the DatePicker and in it format property put:

 "dd-mm-yyyy"

 

 

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KrishnaV
Community Champion
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Hi @Anonymous ,

 

I totally agree with @eka24 one small thing I want to mention here is "dd-mm-yyyy" must be in lower case.

So the final formula formula will be:

Text(DatePicker8.SelectedDate,"dd-mm-yyyy"); 25-07-2020
Text(DatePicker8.SelectedDate,"dd/mm/yyyy"); 25/07/2020
Text(DatePicker8.SelectedDate,"dd-mmm-yyyy"); 25-JUL-2020

 
I hope this resolved your issue if you see any challenge/need further help please let me know I am always happy to do it for my community.

Regards,
Krishna
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I hope this resolved your issue if you see any challenge/need further help please let me know I am always happy to do it for my community.

Regards,
KrishnaV
Business Applications MVP, Microsoft Certified Trainer
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Anonymous
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Hi @eka24  & @KrishnaV ,

 

Thanks for the response. Storing the date i dont have an issue.

 

The issue arises when the i bring back the saved data and try and show it on a datepicker.

 

I have to show the the date of birth to the user in the same dtp when he logs in the next time. I use lookup to fetch the value from the SharePoint list.

 

Regards

Srinath

Hi @Anonymous ,

 

On default property of the date picker control set as below:

LookUp(SampleList,ID=4,CDatabase) // In this samplelist is the sharepoint list name and CDatabase is the filed in name in sharepoint list which is date feild

 
I hope this resolved your issue if you see any challenge/need further help please let me know I am always happy to do it for my community.

Regards,
Krishna
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I hope this resolved your issue if you see any challenge/need further help please let me know I am always happy to do it for my community.

Regards,
KrishnaV
Business Applications MVP, Microsoft Certified Trainer
Twitter | Linkedin | YouTube | GitHub
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eka24
Community Champion
Community Champion

Can you show a screenshot after you tried the formula

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Hi @Anonymous ,

 

I am assuming you are saving the data in date type column not in a single line of text because the formula I provided will not work if you are reading data from a single line of text and set it to a date picker.

 

I hope you got what I mean.


I hope this resolved your issue if you see any challenge/need further help please let me know I am always happy to do it for my community.

Regards,
Krishna
If this post helps you give a 👍 and if it solved your issue consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more.

 



I hope this resolved your issue if you see any challenge/need further help please let me know I am always happy to do it for my community.

Regards,
KrishnaV
Business Applications MVP, Microsoft Certified Trainer
Twitter | Linkedin | YouTube | GitHub
If this post helps you give a THUMS-UP and if it solved your issue consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members / new members of the community.

oscartorom
Frequent Visitor

I just solved this today (I think).

It is because you are not US based, and I am assuming you are using a date-picker to populate a field and to populate the field.

The issue with date-picker is that it reads the date with US-format: mm/dd/yyyy, and it recognises something wild from your text field. I fixed it by changing how the date goes into the picks:

 

Set DefaultDate to:

Right(Parent.Default,4) & "/" Mid(Parent.Default, 4, 2) & "/" & Left(Parent.Default, 2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

v-xida-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @Anonymous ,

Do you mean that the stored date text value could not be displayed as proper date value in the DatePicker control?

 

Based on the issue that you mentioned, I think this issue is relayed to the date text value format ('dd-mm-yyyy') stored in your SP List. When you pull the date text value format ('dd-mm-yyyy') from your SP List into your canvas app, it would not be compatible with the Default date format in your DatePicker control.

 

I have made a test on my side, please try the following workaround:

Set the DefaultDate property of the DatePicker control to following:

Date(
     Value(Last(Split(ThisItem.'date of birth', "-")).Result), 
     Value(Last(FirstN(Split(ThisItem.'date of birth', "-"), 2)).Result), 
     Value(First(Split(ThisItem.'date of birth', "-")).Result)
)

 

Please try above solution, hope it could solve your problem.

 

Best regards,

Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.
Anonymous
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Hi @v-xida-msft ,

 

When i submit the form using submitform(), the date from the datepicker gets stored as some junk value.

For eg:

 

If i pick 28/07/2020 from the datepicker it gets stored as '1649269800000' in the sharepoint list. 

When i use patch and update the field it gets stored in the right format ie '28/07/2020'.

 

I have written the below code in the update property of the datacard

Text(DatePicker8.SelectedDate,"[$-en-US]dd/mm/yyyy")

Still i'm not able to store the date value properly the first time i submit the form.

 

My data type of the field is single line of text.

 

Why does this happen and how do i resolve this. Kindly advice.

 

Regards

Srinath

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