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[EP-tech] Default date values


We’ve got a number of different date fields in our repository and we’re trying to standardise the data we get out of them for new deposits so that we can guarantee a DD/MM/YYYY value each time. At the moment people do not have to specify values for Day and Month and they show up in the dropdowns as ? And Unspecified respectively for blank options. Is there a way to remove these so that we can encourage people to give us somewhat more specific (or as close as possible) dates? I’ve looked through the files and I can’t seem to see any other date fields which have default values attached.


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