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  • Short Time Data Entry

    I have a time field set to "Short Time" and formatted as 15:03. If I enter a time (any time) 0915, it displays as 00:00. in order to show what I entered I must enter 09:15. Is not the ':' supposed to be a mask?

    Thanks much,
    TYVM :) kenn

    Knowing what you can achieve will not become reality until you imagine and explore.

  • #2
    Re: Short Time Data Entry

    formatted as 15:03.
    Formatted it where? Display (on a form or browse) or field rule mask?
    There can be only one.

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    • #3
      Re: Short Time Data Entry

      Originally posted by Stan Mathews View Post
      Formatted it where? Display (on a form or browse) or field rule mask?
      There is no mask for short time in field rules. The format style for the field is 15:03
      TYVM :) kenn

      Knowing what you can achieve will not become reality until you imagine and explore.

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      • #4
        Re: Short Time Data Entry

        If you will notice in the Field Properties dialog, the Format Style to which I believe you refer is in the Display Format section. It is not a mask. It only affects the display of the field contents. Much as if you selected UPPERCASE in a character form field object the data entry is not transformed into uppercase.
        There can be only one.

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        • #5
          Re: Short Time Data Entry

          Yes, You are correct. One would think that since the ':' is there for display, there's no reason why Alpha could not programatically 'mask' it that way as well.

          Thanks, Stan
          TYVM :) kenn

          Knowing what you can achieve will not become reality until you imagine and explore.

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          • #6
            Re: Short Time Data Entry

            You don't have to enter the colon, just enter 9 space 15 which will translate to 09:15 am. for pm you could enter 9 space 15 p

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            • #7
              Re: Short Time Data Entry

              Originally posted by G Gabriel View Post
              You don't have to enter the colon, just enter 9 space 15 which will translate to 09:15 am. for pm you could enter 9 space 15 p
              Way Too Cool (Best icon available) Works great!! How or where did you find that trick?

              Thanks a bunch, Gabe
              TYVM :) kenn

              Knowing what you can achieve will not become reality until you imagine and explore.

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              • #8
                Re: Short Time Data Entry

                No where..idle curiosity.

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                • #9
                  Re: Short Time Data Entry

                  You have some great curiosity, to say the least.
                  TYVM :) kenn

                  Knowing what you can achieve will not become reality until you imagine and explore.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Short Time Data Entry

                    Almost got me killed! but thanks.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Short Time Data Entry

                      Ahhh. You must be the one who came up with, "curiosity killed the cat". He he he he LOL
                      TYVM :) kenn

                      Knowing what you can achieve will not become reality until you imagine and explore.

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