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Ok so I have a list with various fields, one of which is date. When the user enters a date I want the date that gets displayed to be 3 days later than what they enter.

So far I've only played around with the validation as thats the only place I can see to enter and code into, can someone please point me in the right direction?

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If you are provisioning your list in Visual Studio, you could add feature event receivers to the list that modify the data on the insert/update operations performed by users. The article linked to should get you started in the right direction.

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I'd probably create a calculated column that takes the value of that date and adds 3 days, =[Column]+3. Manipulating the user input can cause confusion for them.

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Where do I enter the formula on the sharepoint? – Ben Aug 7 '12 at 13:25
You create a new calculated column in the list itself. – Eric Alexander Aug 7 '12 at 13:26
Ok, sorry to sound stupid :P but how do I do that? – Ben Aug 7 '12 at 13:39
Go to your list and either go to Actions, Create Column if in 2007 or the List tab in the ribbon and click Create Column if in 2010. – Eric Alexander Aug 7 '12 at 14:02

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