Regular Expressions in Data Definitions

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13 Sep, 2010 08:19 PM

Does the use of Regular expression in validating input format for data definition fields require that the field be set to required? I have a regular expression set for a manually entry time field. The regex works when the field is set to required by is skipped when the field is not required. As a result when the field is required I can put in any random text and it will not throw an error.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Tim on 13 Sep, 2010 08:22 PM

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    This appears to be a known issue which you can track here:

    Regular Expression on Data Definition not applied unless the field is required.

    Can you tell me which version you are using?

  2. 2 Posted by mdcarter on 13 Sep, 2010 08:32 PM

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    Thanks Tim! I didn't know about that site. I will add it to my links and be sure to check there for items in the future.

    We are on 6.7.1 right now.


  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Tim on 13 Sep, 2010 08:43 PM

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    Thanks! I went ahead and updated that issue to show that it is still a problem in the 6.7.x series (looks like it has been a problem since at least 6.0).

    Apologies for the inconvenience!

  4. Tim closed this discussion on 13 Sep, 2010 08:43 PM.

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