[development] Skipping validation on date field

Jeff Hartman lists at jeffhartman.com
Thu Mar 17 16:40:08 UTC 2011

Sorry. Drupal 6.

On Mar 17, 2011, at 11:38 AM, Randy Fay wrote:

> Hi Jeff, and everybody: When you post a question like this, please say what version of Drupal you're talking about. The D7 answer to this question is a fair bit different from the D6 answer.
> -Randy
> On Thu, Mar 17, 2011 at 9:53 AM, Jeff Hartman <lists at jeffhartman.com> wrote:
> I have a birthdate date field in a form where I am using #after_build to modify. The modifications to the drop down values are:
> - add a "select month", "select day", and "select year" options to their respective drop downs
> - change the range of years in the year drop down
> This field(s) is not required. However, if I don't select anything  in the drop downs and leave each on the "select month/day/year" values, Drupal validation tells me that the selected date is not valid.
> How can I tell Drupal to skip this validation? Even if I try to validate this field in hook_form_validate it still tells me the data is invalid.
> Jeff

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