Glenn, I understand that and do it regularly.  Date sold is yyyymmdd in
the record and mm/dd/yy on the screen and in reports.  My point though is
that d-o-b and a few others like that should be yyyymmdd in the record
too, but on screen and in reports I believe it should be mm/dd/yyyy.  I
believe we should expect those that deal in that area to accept that.  The
"extra" keystrokes only are a bother on new entries, and for those if one
wants to put in an initial value then the value is determined by the use. 
The birthing center at a hospital probably wants *DATE in there, for

on 09/14/97 at 01:55 AM, Glenn Ericson <> said:

It is  possible to  have 2 digits on the screen or report and 4 in the
database. Here you  window the input/output with some sort of intelligent
date routines.

The intelligence part comes from  other information displayed near and
around  the date on the same  screen or line.

Booth Martin   802-476-7942
Contract Programming, Inc.

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