Dan, a couple of comments:

1-Why not show them a default date instead of blanks, which is probably
always wrong.   Put in to day's date, the end of last month or year, the
due date, or whatever date was in the field last time they were there.  
That shows them what is expected, if nothing else.

2-If that doesn't work, what is wrong with 00/00/0000?  

3- How on earth did you get away with a 4-digit year?  I am surprised the
users and their capos didn't come after you with sharpened coffee stirrers
and soggy toilet paper.  I tried YYYY once; it was not a pretty scene.

In <852567E7.0070CDDF.00@s10.genfast.com>, on 09/09/99 
   at 04:32 PM, "Dan Bale" <dbale@genfast.com> said:

>Boy, that just made my day!  So, I get
>real smart, define an input 8-digit date field using the format
>?mm/dd/yyyy? using EDTWRD(?  /  /   0?) and EDTMSK(?  /  /    ?) in a new
>application.  Since this is a prompt program, the date field will be zero
>until the user fills in the date.  User calls the program, display comes
>up, date field is..... BLANK!?!?!?!   NO! NO! NO!  What I want displayed
>was ?__/__/____?.  And not ?_0/00/0000?.

>So what happens now is that user sees a blank entry and assumes that they
>need to key the slashes.  Eh?  What happened?

Booth Martin

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