Validating date format

14 Mar

If you happen to have an Excel date format problem, please check out the following troubleshooting tips.

If you see a number of pound signs (#####) instead of dates in your Excel worksheet, most likely your cells are not wide enough to fit the whole dates. Double-click the right border of the column to resize it to auto fit the dates.

If you want to set a different default date and/or time formats on your computer, for example change the USA date format to the UK style, go to Control panel and click Region and Language dialog, where you switch to the Date tab and enter a custom short or/and long date format in the corresponding box.

Microsoft Excel has two default formats for dates and time - short and long, as explained in default Excel date format.

Let’s take a look at how to do that with a text field that is only supposed to have a value of either ‘AAAA’ or ‘BBBB’ (yes, I know that this does not make much sense in a real PDF form).

So, if the user enters ‘01234’ we should see an error message that would instruct the user about what type of data is valid for this field.

Here are a few examples: format: The following image shows a few examples of the same date formatted with different locale codes in the way traditional for the corresponding languages: Usually, Microsoft Excel understands dates very well and you are unlikely to hit any roadblock when working with them.If none of the predefined Excel date formats is suitable for you, you are free to create your own.If you want to display dates in another language, you have to create a custom format and prefix a date with a corresponding locale code.To quickly change date format in Excel to the default formatting, do the following: In Microsoft Excel, dates can be displayed in a variety of ways.When it comes to changing date format of a given cell or range of cells, the easiest way is to open the Format Cells dialog and choose one of the predefined formats.