Solved: Default "TBD" in text box formatted for date?

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jmk909er

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My boss wants all fields to be populated on a form in access. Is it possible to have a default value of "TBD" (to be determined) in a text box that is formatted for a date?? I don't think so but I thought I would ask.

Thanks, Joe
 
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If that field in the table is formatted for date and you try and enter text to will get a datatype mismatch. You could put in a data that happened a hundred years ago as the default (tbd date). You will just have to get creative.
 

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You could display a dummy text box with TBD instead of the real Date Field in Forms & Reports, but it will take some VBA manipulation to do so.
Then you have the problem of Data entry, when a user click or tabs to the dummy field you will need to switch it for the real field.
 
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You could also make a check box for tbd and just fill in the current date in the date field.
 
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