Date entry via date picker

Each time I used the check mark in the date picker, it acts like the record is locking and sends me an error on other columns I haven't entered yet. Why doesn't it just place the date in the date column and then I press commit after I have completed updating the record?

The check mark is to "post record", so it does an insert (or update) SQL with whatever values are in the grid so far.

I like your idea though - we need a way in that dialog to just save the value to the grid w/o doing the insert/update

Here is a workaround you can use. Instead of double-clicking to get the Date/Time picker, use the drop-down arrow.