Only date fields allow a date format mask. If you define a textfield for a database column of date we always get the the full format including the time and seconds. In that case you would use the datafield type so you can specify a mask. However if the field is display only, you would like to not see the calendar icon beside it. I think it is confusing as it implies you can select a date from the calendar. Yes you can define view to solve that issue but it that just seems a long winded way to do something simple. Could we maybe have a feature where we can set a default dateformat mask for an application.

asked 21 May '14, 02:11

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Hi Raymond,

If your date value is display only, it's possible to achieve your request using the textLabel component and its dateFormat attribute:

<textLabel dateFormat="DD-MM-YYYY"/>



answered 21 May '14, 14:43

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Thanks Ibrahim, that certainly helps. Could I still put in an enhancement request - either allow to specify a default date format mask at application level - add option of date format mask to a domain

(21 May '14, 20:04) Raymond
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