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    How to auto enable form (Start Time)?

    Asked by quantizecourses on June 26, 2017 at 05:33 AM

    Hi guys,

    I'd like my form to accept submission from a specific time. Is there a way to set this up so that the form is enabled automatically at a specific date and time?

    Thanks

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Nik_C on June 26, 2017 at 07:07 AM

    You could create a condition that will hide/show the whole form if the certain date is set.

    For example:

    1) Add one time field (it can be hidden) and set it to current time:

    2) Then you can add one collapse field right above all your fields:

    3) And create a condition for example like this:

    So the collapse will hide the whole form if the date is before 30th of June 2017.

    Here is my test form https://form.jotformpro.com/71762566883975 so you can check. I purposely left the date field visible so you can set the date and see what happens.

    But if the date is hidden then it will work only if the current date is the one you specified in conditions.

    Please check and let us know if it could work for you.

    Thank you!

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    Answered by quantizecourses on June 26, 2017 at 07:43 AM

    Hi Jotformforum_1183529

    Thank you for your message. 

    We just wanted to let you know that someone in our team will be in touch shortly.

    Please note all emails received over the weekend will be replied to on Monday morning.

    All the best, 

    Quantize Courses Support Team

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    Answered by benedictcamara on June 27, 2017 at 12:04 PM

    Hi this feature is FLAWED and easy to CHEAT!!! Anyone can just change their computer time to enable your form ahead of the actual time.

    I set my time settings of jotform account BTW, and i am testing both Date picker and Day countdown widget can confirm that both use LOCAL computer time and not server time

    The only thing that seems cheat proof is is the World Time widget

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by aubreybourke on June 27, 2017 at 12:18 PM

    If you like we can suggest submitting a feature request to the development team.

    Just to confirm, what you would like is an option for the form to calculate the time relative to the servers (back end) time right?  

     

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    Answered by benedictcamara on June 27, 2017 at 12:41 PM

    Yes, based on a server or world clock time, maybe like in windows where tme is taken from a world time server

    I learn this the hard way by making a form that will activate on a certain time for people to get freebies 

    Lo and behold we had submissions come both BEFORE and AFTER the time set, people were changing their computer times or honest to goodness had their computers dates and times wrong!

    I do not want to resort to vulgarities but you can imagine I was very upset that Jotform would make a flawed time and date calculation + conditions

    Why is it flawed? Because it is easy to beat and will not reflect time and date accurately based on a standard, it is arbritary and based on whatever the user can want it to be which defeats the whole purpose

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    Answered by quantizecourses on June 27, 2017 at 12:43 PM

    Hi Jotformforum_1183529

    Thank you for your message. 

    We just wanted to let you know that someone in our team will be in touch shortly.

    Please note all emails received over the weekend will be replied to on Monday morning.

    All the best, 

    Quantize Courses Support Team

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    Answered by quantizecourses on June 27, 2017 at 12:44 PM

    Hi Jotformforum_1183529

    Thank you for your message. 

    We just wanted to let you know that someone in our team will be in touch shortly.

    Please note all emails received over the weekend will be replied to on Monday morning.

    All the best, 

    Quantize Courses Support Team

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    Answered by quantizecourses on June 27, 2017 at 12:44 PM

    Hi Jotformforum_1183529

    Thank you for your message. 

    We just wanted to let you know that someone in our team will be in touch shortly.

    Please note all emails received over the weekend will be replied to on Monday morning.

    All the best, 

    Quantize Courses Support Team

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by aubreybourke on June 27, 2017 at 12:48 PM

    OK I have submitted a feature request. You will be notified of its status from this thread.

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    Answered by quantizecourses on June 27, 2017 at 01:43 PM

    Hi Jotformforum_1183529

    Thank you for your message. 

    We just wanted to let you know that someone in our team will be in touch shortly.

    Please note all emails received over the weekend will be replied to on Monday morning.

    All the best, 

    Quantize Courses Support Team

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