[EpiData-list] automatic date

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Mon Mar 7 23:34:53 CST 2005

I don't know, Suzanna, but it's very handy as is. 

I've often been able to troubleshoot incorrect data entry by looking at the
last date something was entered. 

Why would you need it to update the date if you're not changing or adding
some other data as well? 

Think about the usefulness of it as it is. 

I hope that's helpful,

Jonathan Gold

jonnygee at pacbell.net

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Has anyone noticed the following with the automatic date field type 
<Today-dmy>? When entering the first record for the day, this field does 
not display today's date but displays the date when the last record was 
entered. Once a record has been entered and saved, this field is updated to 
the current date. When entering a new record I expected the automatic date 
to display today's date regardless of whether or not a record has been 
entered today. Do you have any idea why this is not the case?


Suzanna Vidmar
Senior Research Assistant

Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics Unit
Royal Children's Hospital
Flemington Road
Parkville Victoria 3052

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