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SUMMARY

The Save Results Form Handler allows you to specify whether to save Time or Date information along with each submitted form record. If you save this Date information, the date will be formatted in M/D/YY format. However, you can instruct FrontPage to output dates in the M/D/YYYY format. This article describes two methods you can use to format your dates in the M/D/YYYY format.

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Method 1: Using Active Server Pages (requires IIS or MSPWS)

If you are using Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS) or Microsoft Personal Web Server (with the ASP patch installed), you can use Active Server Pages (ASP) to save the server's date as a part of the Save Results Form Handler. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. In FrontPage Editor, open the page that contains the Save Results Form Handler.
  2. Place the cursor above the form.
  3. On the Insert menu, click FrontPage Component.
  4. In the Select A Component list in the Insert FrontPage Component dialog box, click Insert HTML, and then click OK.
  5. Type the following ASP script in the HTML Markup dialog box:
    <% FullDate = Month(date) & "/" & Day(date) & "/" & Year(date)
    ' FullDate is the combination of the exact Month, Day and Year.
    ' It will be used to assign the value of the hidden field. %>
    and click OK.
  6. Create a hidden field by following these steps:
    1. Right-click the form and then click Form Properties on the menu that appears.
    2. Click Advanced.
    3. Click Add.
    4. In the Name box, type DateStamp.
    5. In the Value box, type <%=FullDate%>.
    6. Click OK three times.
  7. Save the page as <filename>.asp where <filename> is the name you want to assign to your page.
For additional information about Active Server Pages, click the article numbers below to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
174008  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/174008/EN-US/ ) FP98: What are Active Server Pages?
174015  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/174015/EN-US/ ) FP98: How to Create Active Server Pages in FrontPage 98

Method 2: Using JavaScript (does not require IIS)

If you are not using Microsoft Internet Information Server or Microsoft Personal Web Server, you can use the following client-side JavaScript.

NOTE: This script returns the date of the client browser, rather than the date of the server.
  1. In FrontPage Editor, open the page that contains the Save Results Form Handler.
  2. Place the cursor above the form.
  3. On the Insert menu, point to Advanced, and then click Script.
  4. Click to select the JavaScript check box.
  5. In the Script dialog box, type the following code:
          // Give the function a name so the onSubmit event for the submit
          // button can call it.
          function FullYear () {
          // Create a variable called ddate that will contain the current
          // date on the client system.
          var ddate= new Date();
          // Create a variable called year that will contain the current
          // year on the client system. Note that the JavaScript getYear method
          // will return values 0 through 99 for years 1900 through 1999, but
          // it will return 2000 or higher for years above 2000.
          var year=ddate.getFullYear()
          // Analyze the current year, and if it is less than 100 (year 2000),
          // then add 1900 to it.      
          if (year > 100) {year = (year + 1900)}
          // Specify that the return value of the function FullYear shall be a
          // text string in the form of m/d/yyyy. The month portion is the
          // result of the getMonth method that returns 0 for January and 11
          // for December. Add one to that value for the common representation
          //of a month. The date portion is the result of the getDate method,
          // and the year portion is the result of the calculation within the
          // if condition in the line above.
          return ((ddate.getMonth() + 1)+ "/" + ddate.getDate()+ "/" + year);
          }
    					
  6. Click the HTML tab at the bottom of the FrontPage window.
  7. Add the onClick event to the Submit button code. To do this, follow these steps:
    1. Find the HTML code that looks like this:
      <input type="submit" value="Submit" name="B1">
    2. Add the following code after name="B1" but before the > sign:
      onClick="DateStamp.value=FullYear()"
      The HTML code should look similar to the following:
      <input type="submit" value="Submit" name="B1" onClick="DateStamp.value=FullYear()">
    3. Add a hidden field named "DateStamp" to the form by typing the following HTML code right after the tag in the previous step:
      <input type="hidden" name="DateStamp">

REFERENCES

For more information about JavaScript, please see the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/scripting/jscript (http://www.microsoft.com/scripting/jscript)
For more information about writing HTML, please see the following Microsoft Web site:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/ (http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/)

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