Inputmask

Q:

It seems that using “input mask” control will result in textbox field being disabled (cannot key in anything) in web view mode. So any other ideas how can to control user inputs?
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A:

If you change the @! to !!!!!! (the number of characters allowed) that works.

When using the @ functions the length of the field needs to be known and if there is no control source bound to it it does not know.


Q:

allowing only numbers? I tried “999” to no success.

A:

Try @F

Even maxlength,maxdecimals,minvalue,maxvalue can be specified:
e.g.

Code:
@F10,2,0,10000

http://www.lianja.com/doc/index.php/Input_Masks

Some input masks are not supported in web/mobile client yet

More info: http://www.lianja.com/community/show…wers-Inputmask

[EDIT] Sorry, my example works only in desktop. Stick with pure @F

A2:

@F10,0 and that will work in all clients.


 

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Inputmask

Q:
to define picture (number format) for total section of the grid so that I can display numbers in 999,999,999.99 format.
A:
transform({},”999,999,999.99″)
There is a limit on the total display size, if your total is too large to display, have a look at the suggestions here:
http://www.lianja.com/community/show…-column-totals


Input masks for currency are not currently available in the web / mobile UI framework.
Currency masking is locale dependent



 

Inputmask

Q:
I have a textbox placed in a canvas section that is to display a Canadian Postal Codes.
If I have the mask set as: A9A9A9 it does work however, how do I set the mask to accept a space: A9A 9A9?

I’m assuming a regular expression would work better although I’m not sure how to add the space (I believe it’s used as \s).
I’m guessing it would be something similar to ?[A-Za-z]{1}[0-9]{1}[A-Za-z]{1}[0-9]{1}[A-Za-z]{1}[0-9]{1}.
Any other suggestions on how to handle a postal code
A:
For the space in the regular expression, you can just include a space. I came across this one, which looks like the sort of thing you need, although if you want to allow lower case, you’ll have to add that in.

?[ABCEGHJKLMNPRSTVXY]\d[A-Z] \d[A-Z]\d

That one apparently takes into account that not all of A-Z are valid starting characters.

Make sure you set a default, e.g. space(7) if it is not data bound.
the ‘?’ prefix is added for Lianja to indicate that the mask is a regular expression

Code:
?^((\d{5})|(([ABCEGHJKLMNPRSTVXY]|[abceghjklmnprstvxy])\d([ABCEGHJKLMNPRSTVWXYZ]|[abceghjklmnprstvwxyz])(\s|)\d([ABCEGHJKLMNPRSTVWXYZ]|[abceghjklmnprstvwxyz])\d))$

For anyone else following along, here is a regular expression that should handle most current zip codes or postal codes (case insensitive although UPPER CASE is the standard method).

Code:
?^(((\d{5})(?:[-\s]*(\d{4})))|(([ABCEGHJKLMNPRSTVXY]|[abceghjklmnprstvxy])\d([ABCEGHJKLMNPRSTVWXYZ]|[abceghjklmnprstvwxyz])(\s|)\d([ABCEGHJKLMNPRSTVWXYZ]|[abceghjklmnprstvwxyz])\d))$

[EDITED] see next Cory’s post:

Regular expression input masks are not supported in Web/Mobile Apps.


issue with the Currency mask in a Grid Section Column was resolved in a subsequent release.



Inputmask

Here are a few special input masks that I think are worth mentioning as they are time savers.

Convert all input to uppercase:

Code:
@!

Accept alpha characters only:

Code:
@A

Accept alphanumeric:

Code:
@X

ISO date YYYY-MM-DD:

Code:
@D

Integer value with maxlength,minvalue,maxvalue:

Code:
@I10,100,1000

Double value with maxlength,maxdecimals,minvalue,maxvalue:

Code:
@F10,2,0,10000

Valid email address:

Code:
@E

Any regular expression starts with a ?. The example below validates an email address:

Code:
?\\b[A-Z0-9._%+-]+@[A-Z0-9.-]+\\.[A-Z]{2,4}\\b

VFP-style picture characters:

Code:
!
A
9
X

Q: 
Inputmask to “99 9999” or “99/9999″A: 
It won’t put the actual ‘/’ in using the Input mask, but you can use a ‘regular expression’ Input mask to check for the correct entry. This would be the Input mask for 2 digits followed by a slash followed by 4 digits, the ‘/’ prefix indicates the regular expression:

Code:
?[0-9]{2}/[0-9]{4}

Maybe this in combination with ‘Placeholder text’ to show the format?



(999) 999-9999 as the Input Mask
your input mask there is correct. If you enter this as a input mask on a form field it will format the data as you require.
If you have set the mask in the data dictionary make sure you have “inherit dictionary rules” set to true under “other options” for the form section.