Steve Colantonio - 2 years ago
Reporting in Lightning experience:
When clicking on the date-picker to set up a custom date range filter (ex. Opportunity Close date), the drop-down list of years begins with 1900. Having the ability to control the sort order of these dates ascending or descending would be more user friendly and another example of a more customizable calendar/date picker.
0053000000AIbeGAAT - 3 years ago
Surprise, surprise (NOT)! Another DECADE+ old idea here in the Idea Graveyard with its last official comment over 2-years old...
Salesforce should be utterly ashamed of all of these deaths-of-a-thousand-cuts ideas languishing about as long as the iPhone is old, while they dither with a feature-incomplete UI whitewash called Lightning. Wow.
Bradley Kissell, Ph.D. - 3 years ago
At present, our University is having similar issues described in related posts. Our consultant created a DOB field using the data type "Date". This data type setup is not user friendly as a DOB field as the popup does not allow a birthdate to be older than 10 years ago (our students are much older...). We need the popup function of this field to perform as any regular DOB field.
Higher education professionals often use DOB as one of many ways to track inquiries and applicants. We use it to determine the age of a prospective students which allows us to develop segmented strategies. For example, more and more states are seeking to increase "adult learner graduation rates" (e.g., students who are 25 or older). We also ask the applicant's DOB, as it is a standard question on most applications for admission. We also must rely on the information provided by the individual. If the popup function does not work properly, it causes data entry problems (including keeping a prospective student from giving us information), it may distract the user from providing us their information, and it sends a message that we may be technically illiterate. Thus, we need this field to work properly as a birthdate field.
If Salesforce seeks to attract and keep higher education clients, I think that this field deserves more attention.
Salesforce, please make this update a priority!
Pradnya Awari - 3 years ago
It is most useful when dealing with leases or long term sales contracts to be able to use the calendar dialogue for entry, as it greatly reduces input error, especially where crucial dates are concerned. Currently, the calendar dialogues only extend 5 years in advance, which is sadly inadequate. The ability to extend these to cater for 10 years in advance would make data integrity more secure than manual date based entries.
Jason Christman - 4 years ago
There are severl ways out there, to address this for VF pages. Here is one of those that I found, with small modification so the date range will adjust as the years go by.
For those using Custom pages, here is a work around to the year issue.
$j = jQuery.noConflict();
var cYear = new Date().getFullYear() ;
var startYear=(cYear - 110);
var endYear=(cYear + 25);
htmlStr += "<option value=\""+i+"\">"+i+"</option>";
Marty Kopka - 4 years ago
@Jerry Alexander - yeah for our 3 teams of SF devs it has now become standard practice that when Sales asks for a new piece of functionality for the team to look through the ideas in here and respond with (as you say):