I have a list. I want add a column for list with this format :


How to set this Validate for column?

i use this link , but don't work for me.

  • Do you want to use this format for display only or enforce for input as well?
    – Ryan
    May 21, 2012 at 10:25
  • I want use for input :)
    – ar.gorgin
    May 22, 2012 at 3:38

2 Answers 2


You've got a few options.

1) JavaScript validation on form as shown in the link in your question.

It DOES work if done correctly and is probably the quickest way do this.

  • Pro - Quick and easy and allows you to provide immediate feedback to user in OnBlur event.

  • Cons - limited in what you can do (e.g. can't run server side code to check against another list) and easy to 'get around' e.g. via the DataSheet view.

2) A custom column that applies regular expression validation.

You can use/adapt one of these open source projects

3) Write your own custom column.

More complex - but allows you to combine server side and client side validation.

  • And its not even worth an upvote? Sheesh, tough crowd! ;)
    – Ryan
    May 23, 2012 at 8:11

Though not as easy or powerful as regular expressions, standard Column Validation can use a rich selection of Excel-like string functions. For example...


Some more complex examples are described at http://sharepointsolutions.com/sharepoint-help/blog/2011/12/how-to-use-or-type-options-in-sharepoint-2010-column-validation/

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