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FastDateInput ( input ; format )

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Fabrice Nordmann, 1-more-thing

Allows user to input a date faster

Sample Input:
FastDateInput ("105 ; "USA" )
Sample Output:

 Then copy & paste into FileMaker Advanced's Edit Custom Function window.

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I realise just before posting that an almost similar function was published by Solar system wide acclaimed developer Daniele Raybaudi ;)
FormatAsDate ( text ) :

so you have now even more choice.
a demo file can be downloaded here :

the purpose of this function is to allow user to input dates faster
so please note that it’s name is extremely relevant ;-)

it handles the date format wether you are using international format (dd/mm/yyyy) or
American format (mm/dd/yyyy). Format must be set to 1 or “USA” to use American format.

User can now type : (let’s say system format is set to international)
- 12/07/1998
- 12/7/98
- 120798
- 12078 : this returns 12/07/2008
- 1207 : this returns 12/07/2006 (2006 being current year)
- 12 : returns 12/07/2006 (07/2006 being current month)
- toto : this is an error and will be colored

Note: these functions are not guaranteed or supported by Please contact the individual developer with any questions or problems.

This is my Custom Function and I want to edit it


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