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[EP-tech] Re: Default date values

Have a look at https://github.com/eprintsug/datesdatesdates

As well as allowing multiple dates to be entered, there is validation in there to make sure that certain dates have the full YYYY-MM-DD entered.


Timothy Miles-Board
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From: eprints-tech-bounces@ecs.soton.ac.uk <eprints-tech-bounces@ecs.soton.ac.uk> on behalf of Andrew Beeken <anbeeken@lincoln.ac.uk>
Sent: 07 September 2015 2:46 PM
To: eprints-tech@ecs.soton.ac.uk
Subject: [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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