Date/Time: Date, Time, Selector, Stamp, and Time-Based Math

  

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Date/Time questions allow for the collecting and calculating of date and time values. This is useful for building timesheets, or when estimating job completion dates. 

Date/Time questions are found under Add Date/TimeDate/Time when building a form.

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Note: Date/Time and Time-Based Math are currently supported by iOS v.6.6.3 and Android v.5.1.0 and later. Always ensure your ProntoForms app is updated to the latest version through your app store. 

 

Date

Date selector allows the user to select the date from a picker control. It is found under Add Date/Time > Date when building a form.  
Note:  The Date selector cannot be used with time-based math. 

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Date Properties

In the Date/Time Properties tab, specify if the required date/time input will be in the past, future, or  if the question will accept either.  

 

Date Selector Properties

In the Date Selector Properties tab, choose if the question will have a default value until the user enters an answer.

  • Initial Value Source
    • None:  The question is unanswered until the user selects a date. 
    • Static:  The question shows a specified date (eg. Jan. 1, 2015) until the user selects one.
    • Page Start:  The question displays the date the user accesses the page of the form it is located on. 
    • Data Record Start:  The question displays the date the user accesses the form.

 

Time

Time selector allows the user to select the time from a picker control. It is found under Add Date/Time Time when building a form.

Note:  The Time selector cannot be used with time-based math. 

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Time Selector Properties

In the Time Selector Properties tab, choose if the question will have a default value until the user enters an answer.

  • Initial Value Source
    • None:  The question is unanswered until the user selects a time. 
    • Static:  The question shows a specified time (eg. 13:50) until the user selects one.
    • Page Start:  The question displays the time the user accesses the page of the form it is located on. 
    • Data Record Start:  The question displays the time the user accesses the form.

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Date/Time Selector

Date/Time Selector questions allow the user to select the date and time from a picker control. The Date/Time Stamp question is found under Add Date/Time > Date/Time > Date/Time Selector when building a form

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Date/Time Properties 

In the Date/Time Properties tab, specify if the required date/time input will be in the past, future, or  if the question will accept either.     

 

Date/Time Selector Properties 

In the Date/Time Selector Properties tab, choose if the question will have a default value until the user enters an answer.

  • Initial Value Source
    • None:  The question is unanswered until the user selects a time/date. 
    • Static:  The question shows a specified date/time (eg. Jan. 1, 2015 12:00) until the user selects one.
    • Page Start:  The question displays the date/time the user accesses the page of the form it is located on. 
    • Data Record Start:  The question displays the date/time the user accesses the form.

 

Date/Time Stamp

Date/Time Stamp questions automatically record the date and time when the page they are on is accessed.  A single form can record multiple stamps, as each page will stamp separately.  The date/time value in a stamp cannot be edited. 

The Date/Time Stamp question is found under Add Date/Time > Date/Time Stamp when building a form

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Time-Based Math - Date/Time Math 

Date/Time Time-Based Math is used to calculate a date/time before or after an existing time value.  It can be used to estimate the start or end date of a project.  It is also useful for keeping track of clock-out times for auditing purposes.  

The Date/Time Time-Based Math question is found under Add Date/Time > Date/Time Time-Based Math when building a form.  

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Date/Time Properties

In the Date/Time Properties tab, specify if the required date/time input will be in the past, future, or if the question will accept either.

 

Time-Based Math Properties

To set up Time-Based Math, under the Time-Based Math Properties tab, choose:

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  • Start Date
    • Question:  Enter the date/time question that is being added/subtracted from. 
    • Fallback:  Optionally enter a start date that will be used if no answer is entered. 
  • Duration
    • Operation:  Specify if the following time will be subtracted or added to the date collected.
    • Question:  Choose the duration question that will be added/subtracted from the start date.  
    • Fallback:  Optionally enter a duration to be used if no answer is entered.

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