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Entering Dates

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Genota date display formats are controlled by the computers regional settings. To ensure that the date is displayed as required, from the Windows toolbar select:

 

START | CONTROL PANEL | REGIONAL AND LANGUAGE OPTIONS | CUSTOMISE | DATE

 

and reset the Short Date format as appropriate.

     

Manual entry

When manually entering dates the date the following rules apply;

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the year must be known

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if the day or month part of the date is less than 10 either enter a leading zero (0) or follow the number with the separator (/), ie. 09 or 9/

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any value greater than 12 entered into the day or month part of the date will be taken as being the day value.

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if the actual day and month part of the date is unknown nominate a default value to use, eg. 01. This would result in a display of 01/01/2003.

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if only the actual day is unknown nominate a default value to use, eg. 01. This would result in a display of 01/10/2003.



Selection from the drop down calendar.

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The year selection covers a period of 3 months each side of the current month for the current year. If the month/year combination required is outside of the range displayed, the date must be manually entered,  or press the left or right arrows to scroll to the required period.

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if the actual day and month part of the date is unknown nominate a default value to use, eg. 01. This would result in a display of 01/01/2003.

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if only the actual day is unknown nominate a default value to use, eg. 01. This would result in a display of 01/10/2003.