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How to fix auto-correcting date in base

asked 2015-04-24 17:33:54 +0100

bunni711 gravatar image

updated 2015-04-24 17:34:42 +0100

I have a date column in base set up as mm/yy which constantly auto-corrects the year I type to the current year. Nothing I do seems to change this. I updated to the current version but it's still an issue.

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answered 2015-04-25 04:06:14 +0100

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Type in the day in using the following input syntax mm/dd/yy. Then when you save the data, it will save the way you expect and display mm/yy. Not saying Base should work like that, but it does.

If, on the other hand, you reformat the existing data that you have typed to display as mm/dd/yy then you will see that any mm/yy data that you entered previously which can be displayed as a valid mm/dd combination was so interpreted, meaning 2/13 was interpreted 2/13/2015. It's not an autocorrection, it is that Base is looking for a valid date and that is how it creates it, albeit not very intuitive and in a manner not very faithful to the mm/yy display mask.

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