Date and Time

Date and Time field The Date and Time field accepts both a date value consisting of the year, month, and day parts and a time value consisting of the hour and minute parts.

Usage Examples

This field is useful to maintaining both date and time values in apps such as inquiry management apps.
To enter a date value, users can click the field to display a calendar. The calendar provides drop-down lists to select the year and month.
You can either select the time from a drop-down list (only in every 30 minutes), or enter any time using the keyboard.
The time display format can be either a 12-hour clock or a 24-hour clock display, which can be configured in the Personal Settings.
See Switching Between 12-Hour/24-Hour Clock Display. Select a date on a calendar Calendar after entering the date

Date and Time Field Settings

Settings page for Date and Time
  • Field Name
    Specifies the header for the entry item.
  • Hide field name
    Hides the field names on the screen to set forms and the screens to add, edit, enter details of, and print records.
  • Required field
    Sets a field where a value is required to be entered.
  • Prohibit duplicate values
    Prevents users from entering a duplicate date between multiple records.
  • Default Value
    Set a value that will appear in the entry field by default. Select the Default to the record creation date and time check box to display the current date and time when a user is creating the record. Clearing the check box will enable you to set a desired date/time as a desired value. You can either select the time from a drop-down list (only in every 30 minutes), or enter any time using the keyboard. Clear the check box and leave the Default Value entry field blank to not display a default value.
  • Field Code
    A text string to identify the field. The field code is used in API requests. A value is assigned by the system automatically, but you can change it to any value. For details, see What Is a Field Code?