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Date Field Showing "?"

Question asked by disabled_morkus on Apr 14, 2016
Latest reply on Apr 15, 2016 by beverly

I have a date field that gets calculated with a date in the future based on the date a user enters in another field.


What's happening is that if I clear the initial date field, the calculated date field shows the nasty, but possibly expected, "?".


Using the data viewer the initial date field "isBlank" is true.


So, I tried to have an auto-enter calculation that would do an "IF" statement that if the initial field is blank, then just enter a "" in the calculated date field (clear it) or if the first date field is not blank, then go ahead and do the date calculation. Doesn't work.


I still get the "?" in the second, calculated date field, until I actually enter a date in the first date field. I also grew the field to make sure the date, or whatever was in the "?" date field wasn't taking up too much space to display (nope).




What's weird is that on new records, before I enter a date in the first field, the calculated date field is nice and blank (no "?").




So, how do I handle this situation so the "?" does not appear in the calculated date field?




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