Remove the default date text in a Power Apps Date Control

How to remove or change the default date text value in a Power Apps Date Control.

Remove the default date text in a Power Apps Date Control
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If you use the Date Picker control in Power Apps, you’ll surely notice the control shows a default date (12/31/2001) if you don’t have a value selected.

If you check the value of the control, it is not saving 12/31/2001 as the selected date. This is only a “Hint” text added to the rule if no value is set. It is meant as an example for the user.


You can remove this hint text easily.

  • Select our Date Picker control.
  • Go to the InputTextPlaceholder property.
  • The default formula is as follows.
If(IsBlank(Self.SelectedDate), Text(Date(2001,12,31), Self.Format, Self.Language))
  • You can change this to show whatever text you want, for example: “Select a Date.”
If(IsBlank(Self.SelectedDate), Text("Select a Date", Self.Format, Self.Language))

Or you can remove it altogether by replacing the formula with:

Blank()