Possibility to enable form on a future date

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    Asked on October 17, 2017 at 06:38 PM

    Right now we have four options on when to Disable a form.  But only one option for Enable.  This requires us to set calendar reminders to come into Jot Form the morning a form is supposed to open - and Enable it.

    This isn't practical and certainly isn't efficient.

    The beauty of Jot Forms is the ability to design forms in advance of needing them.  Sometimes months in advance depending on a person's work load.  It is silly to have to come back in months later just to enable a form!

    There should be an option for a future date to open.  There should also be a future date/time option.

    Many of our forms open at 7am ET.  Which means if I happen to be in CA - I have to get up at 4am PT to Enable the form.  That is ridiculous.

    If time isn't an option - the LEAST is the ability to pick a date in the future to Enable.

    Thank you!

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    Answered on October 18, 2017 at 01:25 AM

    I will forward this to our backend team for a possible implementation.

    But there is a workaround. You can insert one date field, set it to show current date always and set a condition that will reveal the form if the date is correct. 


    1) Insert date field and form collapse field:

    1508303606Screen Shot 2017-10-18 at 7.14

    2) Set the date to show the current date:

    1508303642Screen Shot 2017-10-18 at 7.15

    And to be read-only:

    1508303665Screen Shot 2017-10-18 at 7.15

    3) Set the condition that will reveal the form collapse when the date is right:

    1508304160Screen Shot 2017-10-18 at 7.25

    The condition will reveal the form collapse meaning it will reveal anything below it.

    You can use that until this feature is/if implemented.

    Thank you!

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    Answered on October 18, 2017 at 08:39 AM

    Thank you!  This will work for most of my forms.  And I guess I can add 2 more fields that will only show when the date is still in the future - adding a date that says "FORM will open on March 1, 2018".  And a field that says "FORM IS CURRENTLY CLOSED"...

    This just might work!  Need to mess with it but it should do what I need.