Currently, the Lotus Forms Infocenter states that when entering ambiguous dates into Webform Server, it will evaluate the date as year,month,day. The example given was 01/02/03 would evaluate to Feb 3rd,2001.
The Viewer handles this differently as it takes its default date format from the Viewer’s preferences.
How we work around this issue so that Webform Server appears to mimic the Viewer’s output is to apply constraint patterns to the date field.
In the Designer, highlight the date field and go to the Properties tab. Under the Properties tab, go to Format->format->constraints->patterns->pattern
At this point you can select the ‘+’ button to add a pattern. Because there are several ways a user can enter an ambiguous date we have to take this into consideration. In our example, we have added 3 patterns.
Now a user can enter a date with a ‘/’, ‘-‘, no space , or with a space and Webform Server will output the date month,day,year.
Note: If user uses a pattern not defined, then it will fall back to Webform Server’s year,month,day format.