DatePicker format on fields

On some date fields, when you enter the date you get the popup calendar that allows you to select a date. I notice on other date fields, it’s just a free-form text entry.

Is this a general setting in preferences, or is there more to it?

Rookie Asked on October 9, 2020 in Administration.

Thats interesting. Where do you find free-form text input for dates?

on October 9, 2020.
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The free-from date fields are probably custom fields.  Navigate to Customization >Lists, Records, & Fields and edit the field you wish to change.  Update the field type to Date.  HOWEVER, changing the type of a custom field will delete all of the existing information that is saved to that field.  You need to run a saved search and export all of the existing records along with their values to Excel.  Once the field type is updated, you can import back to that field to re-populate the correct data.

Intermediate Answered on October 9, 2020.
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