Is it possible to disable the standard validation of the datepicker widget?
My application requires the user to provide some personal information including a date of birth. I used the standard date picker widget for entering the date of birth. The standard format of this date picker is 'dd-MM-yyyy' and when the user (unknowingly) enters a date in the format 'dd/MM/yyyy' a validation error appears. This error is standard behaviour of Mendix but it blocks any other on change microflows that are on the page. Now I could replace all the date input fields with text input fields and use a mask but I'm wondering if there is a way to disable the standard validation on date picker fields.
The Problem is that the datepicker needs to know which format to expect. This String needs to be converted to a date value. If you don't specify a fix format, the datepicker could for example not differentiate between dd.MM.yyyy and MM.dd.yyyy when entering a date like 02.03.2018
AFAIK the validation for the default datepicker widget can't be overridden, so you might need to implement this function with text fields and regex.