1 Reply Latest reply on Jan 29, 2015 2:56 AM by Jenny.Lardh

    Prevent Typing in a DateTime Field on Self Service Portal

    Apprentice

      In self service portal, so a web access window, when you click on a datetime field declared as DateOnly then the current month calendar is displayed to choose the date. This is fair enough and the user obviously knows they need to select a date and a vsalid date will of course be entered.

      If however you tab, rather than click, to the field the calendar does not pop-up and the user is at liberty to try and type a valid date into the field. This can throw up errors which is pretty meaningless to an end user especially as it does not even name the field in error.

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      Not quite figured out yet what triggers the return of the message because its not when you exit the date field. In this case it is appearing when I open the Site dropdown towards the top of the page.

       

      Does anyone know a way either to

      • cause the calendar to open when tabbing into the field
      • disable typing in the field