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Date variables in a workflow should render with date picker

Date variables in a workflow should render with date picker

it is common that in workflows some dates are gathered.

workflow and workitem support these attribute types but the UI does not take them into account.

otherwise data validation needs to be made in the transition

for a date field for example it would be best to render the date picker.

7 Comments
Newbie

And also, with the valid format depending to the current user language or browser

Newbie

I completely agree. It is absurd that users are asked to enter a Date variable in a text field.

Guest

Agree. We should get that date picker...

Guest

Agree.

 

Actually we have problem with dates on the workflow task where the users enter a bad date due to a difference between the locale format.

 

I've look in the code and it's not possible to extend/customize the class CustomVariablesDataUtility which define the Date variable as a text field on the workitem task.

 

Pearl

I still don't get why we are still not able to modify the class CustomVariablesDataUtility! Sometimes it's necessary also to add some validator for a Workflow Variable. If it's a string it always shows a textbox with multiple lines...

This would be just be a temporary solution, but it would help a lot.

Community Manager
Status changed to: Acknowledged
 
Regular Member

I also agree. This is a kind of blame for this tool not to support a suitable date format (date picker) within tasks.

It is hard to explain such a gap to the customers... Smiley Frustrated