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hello,
i have a website running easy profile and i need to change the ui representation for a birthday date field.
When the site was set up i decided to use the default date picker style to select the year/day/month with a mouse.
I would like to change this to a very simple field where the user enters his dob manually as text/numbers.
How can this be done without changing the current database content?
The field should still hold the values as DATE type in the Database.
B.R. Jan
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Admin
Hi and sorry for late reply.

Unfortunately this is not possible natively.
To do this you need to change field type from database with a tool like PhpMyAdmin (normally provided by all hosting companies): in the table #__jsn_fields these is the list of fields, you need to change in the field row the column called "type" from "date" to "text".

Note: the field need to allow only format like "YYYY-MM-DD" (this is SQL format). Therefore you need to limit values by using "Format Allowed" parameter and the correct regex expression
  1. 3 weeks ago
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Hello,

thank you for the answer,
what will happen if i change the database field manually?
will the UI representation in the forms change to a textfield automatically or do i have to make adjustments there as well?

b.r. Jan
  1. 3 weeks ago
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Hi,
if you change the type from Database, basically the field will be managed like textfield, so it will change automatically.
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