Implement Date Validations using Infowise Ultimate Forms in SharePoint Online List Forms

Infowise Ultimate Forms configure Start date and due date validation
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It is a very common business requirement, where we may need to validate date fields in SharePoint Lists. We can implements validations using calculated columns as well as we can use JavaScript to validate date columns in SharePoint. But recently I was trying to do this using Infowise Ultimate Forms, I will show here how we can do easily implement and maintain validations in list forms using Infowise Ultimate Forms.

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Here I have a tasks list as “Infowise Ultimate Form Tasks” which has a Start Date and Due Date column which are of type Date type filed. Here we will validate two things:

  • Start Date Can not be less than today
  • Start Date Can not be greater than Due Date

Configure Validation in Infowise Ultimate Forms

First thing is we can add the Infowise Ultimate Forms to SharePoint online site. Then you can see a “Design” option in the ribbon, on click of that it will open the “Infowise Ultimate Forms” Designer.

Infowise ultimate forms Date validation
Infowise ultimate forms Date validation

In the designer, you can see “Configure Defaults and Validation” section, there click on “Column Validation”.

Infowise Ultimate Forms Column Validation
Infowise Ultimate Forms Column Validation

This will open “Column validation: Infowise Ultimate Form Tasks” screen where you can see all the existing validation rules as well as you can add/update new validation rules.

Go to the “Add/Update Validation Rules” section, choose like below:

  • Column -> Start Date
  • Type -> Column
  • Operator -> greater than
  • Value -> [Today]
  • Error Message -> <Your custom error message>

You can choose the Value from Value Picker like below:

Infowise Ultimate Forms Column Validation add value picker
Infowise Ultimate Forms Column Validation add value picker

Now the screen will look like below and there click on Add.

Infowise Ultimate Forms configure date validation
Infowise Ultimate Forms configure date validation

Similarly, we will add another validation to validate Start date should not greater than Due date. In the Add/Update rule fill like below;

  • Column -> Start Date
  • Type -> Column
  • Operator -> less than
  • Value -> [Due Date]
  • Error Message -> <Your custom error message>

The rule should look like below:

Infowise Ultimate Forms configure Start date and due date validation
Infowise Ultimate Forms configure Start date and due date validation

Now, you can see both the rules in the “Existing Validation Rules”:

Infowise Ultimate Forms configure Start date and due date validation
Infowise Ultimate Forms configure Start date and due date validation

Make sure to click on the “Save” button to save the rules. Now we can test the rules.

Testing: Start Date Can not be less than today

Open the SharePoint list for which we have added the validation rules and try to add an item to the list. Here I have chosen the Start date as the day before yesterday’s date. And when I try to add an item it will display me the error message:

Infowise Ultimate Forms configure Start date and due date validation
Infowise Ultimate Forms configure Start date and due date validation

Testing: Start Date Can not be greater than Due Date

Similarly, we can test the other scenario where wanted to check Start date should not be greater than the due date. Now I tried to give the Start date greater than Due date, and it shows me an error saying Start date cannot be greater than the due date.

Infowise Ultimate Forms Date Field Validation
Infowise Ultimate Forms Date Field Validation

Another important thing is, you can see all the validation or rules at one place and add/modify or delete easily.

Conclusion:

We had seen here how easily we can add validation rules to date fields in SharePoint online list. You can try Infowise Ultimate Forms now.

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About Bijay Kumar

I am Bijay from Odisha, India. Currently working in my own venture TSInfo Technologies in Bangalore, India. I am Microsoft Office Servers and Services (SharePoint) MVP (5 times). I works in SharePoint 2016/2013/2010, SharePoint Online Office 365 etc. Check out My MVP Profile.. I also run popular SharePoint web site SharePointSky.com

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