Date and Time
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.
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.
Date and Time Field Settings
- 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?