Using the Date-Picker

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Using the Date-Picker

The Date Picker (screenshot below) is a graphical calendar in Authentic View for entering dates in the correct lexical format for nodes of xs:date and xs:dateTime datatype.

 

EH_DatePicker

 

The lexical format is entered appropriately according to the datatype.

 

For xs:date, the format of the entry is YYYY-MM-DD[±HH:MM], where the timezone component (prefixed by ±) is optional according to the XML Schema specification. A value for the timezone component can be selected in the Date Picker.
For xs:dateTime, the format of the entry is YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SS[±HH:MM]. The timezone component (prefixed by ±) is optional according to the XML Schema specification. A value for the timezone component can be selected by the user.

 

Inserting and deleting a Date Picker in the design

A Date Picker can be inserted in the SPS design: (i) for any node that is of datatype xs:date or xs:dateTime, and (ii) when that node is created either as  contents or as an input field. A Date Picker can be inserted in one of two ways:

 

By default when a node of datatype xs:date or xs:dateTime is created in the SPS. To set this default, toggle the Auto-Add Date Picker feature ON. Do this by selecting/de-selecting the command Authentic | Auto-add Date Picker. When the Auto-Addition of the Date Picker is switched on, the Date Picker is inserted when any element of datatype xs:date or xs:dateTime is created as either contents or an input field, or changed to either of these two components.
By clicking the menu command Insert | Date Picker when the cursor is at the desired location within the xs:date or xs:dateTime node in the SPS. This command can be accessed via the Insert menu, or via the context menu when the cursor is within the xs:date or xs:dateTime node.

 

When the Date Picker is inserted, the Date Picker icon ic_autoadd_datepicker appears at that location. To delete a Date Picker, use the Delete or Backspace buttons.

 

Using the Date Picker in Authentic View

In Authentic View, the Date Picker appears as an icon (screenshot below).

 

dp_datepicker_in_authview

 

To modify the date, click the icon. This pops up the Date Picker (screenshot below). To enter a new date, select the required date in the Date Picker. The date will be entered in the correct lexical format according to that node's datatype.

 

dp_date_picker

 

To enter a timezone, click the Timezone button, which is set to a default of No Timezone. The timezone will be entered in the lexical format appropriate to the node's datatype (screenshot below).

 

dp_date_picker_timezone

 

 

 


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