this dialog box to define the pattern for the syntax of user input
(date, time, numerical, and textual data). The edit pattern must
be compatible with the option selected in the Data Format list on
the Data tab. For example, if the data format is set to Date, the
pattern must represent a date value. If the user’s input does not
conform to the Edit Pattern, the data is rejected and the field
value is not formatted.
Note: At design and run time, formatted values in the object appear
in the locale-sensitive format.
To display this dialog box, select the object you want to create
a pattern for and, in the Object palette, click the Field tab, click
Patterns, and click the Edit tab. The options on this tab are the
same as the options on the Display tab. For information about the
options available, see Display (Patterns dialog box).
Note: This option is not available when the Type option in the Value
tab of the Object palette is set to Protected, Calculated - Read
Only or Read Only.