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    How can I have the birthdate picker year dropdown go past 2016?

    Asked by ndavis on May 30, 2012 at 04:49 PM

    I'm using that tool to allow people to choose an expiration date for their visas and passports.  People need to choose dates in 2022, etc.  Is that possible?  I can't delete and use another option at this point, because I would lose all of my information. 

     

    Any suggestions?

    the forms are here:

    http://jotform.us/form/20655983030149 

    and

    http://www.jotform.com/form/20515034308

     

    Thanks!

     

    ndavis@mos.org 

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Mike_T on May 30, 2012 at 05:27 PM

    Thank you for contacting us.

    You can try the following solution.

    1. Get your form source code.

    2. Copy that code to some text editor like Notepad. Then, add needed options to your code manually.

    3. Embed that updated form source code to your website.

    If this is not acceptable solution, we may try to find some other workaround.

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    Answered by ndavis on May 31, 2012 at 10:25 PM
    I got through step 2 no problem, but I don’t know how to do step 3. How do I get into the code in my form? Right now it’s not on an website other than jotform, as it’s closed for new entries, but as people get their passports and visas and return to their registrations, they need to be able to enter the correct year.
    If it’s not doable, it’s not a huge problem, but if I can fix it, it would help me avoid a lot of extra work.
    Thanks!
    Nicole d’Avis, C2C Program Manager
    Intel Computer Clubhouse Network
    Museum of Science, 1 Science Park
    Boston, MA 02114
    P: 617-589-0413
    Skype: enidavis
    ndavis@mos.org
    www.computerclubhouse.org
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by abajan on May 31, 2012 at 11:14 PM

    Hi Nicole

    As users cannot edit the actual source of their forms that are hosted at the JotForm domain, a copy of the said source needs to be obtained from the Embed Form Wizard (pictured in the reply by my colleague above) and edited to suit. That edited source must then be embedded into a web page at a domain other than JotForm.

    There are several webhosting services available but I can vouch for the reliability of AwardSpace. In my experience, their servers are hardly ever down (which isn't bad, considering I'm on their Free plan!). As a matter of fact, I use them for all of the JotForm demos posted on this forum. One such demo can be viewed at http://formdemos.awardspace.biz/formTemplate76.html. Since the color picker required the inclusion of a script (view the page's source and you will see the script being called just before the closing body tag), it was necessary get a copy of the form's source and embed it into a page.


    Wayne

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    Answered by ndavis on May 31, 2012 at 11:16 PM
    Thank you – I really appreciate your time in answering my question!
    I don’t think I’m going to be able to do this at this time, but it’s nice to know this is an option!
    Have a great evening,
    Nicole d’Avis, C2C Program Manager
    Intel Computer Clubhouse Network
    Museum of Science, 1 Science Park
    Boston, MA 02114
    P: 617-589-0413
    Skype: enidavis
    ndavis@mos.org
    www.computerclubhouse.org
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by abajan on May 31, 2012 at 11:19 PM

    You have a great evening too, Nicole.