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2706186 - No Date Validation On Custom Learning Activity


When creating a custom Learning Activity for a Development Goal/Objective, no date validation occurs.

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Reproducing the Issue


  1. Go to the Career Development Plan
  2. Create a custom Learning Activity
  3. Choose a start date in the future e.g. 01/01/2050
  4. Choose a completed/end/due date in the past e.g. 01/01/1900
  5. The Learning Activity will save without error or date validation


In the Learning Activity Template, the field definitions may be configured in a way which they are not considered standard fields e.g. "completed_Date". Therefore they will be treated as the custom fields and won't have the date validation.


You may configure the Learning Activity Template to use the standard field definitions ids.



  • If this cofiguration is added to a pre-existing template, the data which is associated to the original fields may not be visible.
  • Learning templates do not support the autopopulate of default Start and Due dates. This feature is only supported for Goal and Development plan templates. 


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