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I need to set default value of the field "ExpireDate" to 31/12/9999. When I'm trying to set it it changes to the number 2958465.

What is the problem here?

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What is the type of the field? –  Stefan Jan 10 '13 at 8:11
Why not just leave it null? –  blah238 Jan 10 '13 at 8:30
What is the underlying DBMS? –  blah238 Jan 10 '13 at 8:31
Are you trying to do this via a feature template? –  PolyGeo Jan 10 '13 at 8:53
2958465 is the serial day number for the last day of the year 9999. –  mhoran_psprep Jan 10 '13 at 13:19

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