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    Quicktools - Birthdate picker. Why not any date?

    Asked by Masalamedia on December 19, 2012 at 07:01 PM

    I was trying to use the "Birthdate picker" to easily add a date field to my form. It's not suitable for my needs.

    a) Why a 'birthdate picker" vs just a date picker?

    b) Can the years be limited according to a user-specified range? I just want 2013-2016 (3 years) for example, not 1920-2036 (84 years). (BTW, My dad couldn't use this form for his birthday since he was born in 1919, and yes, he's internet savvy)

    c) Any way to just show month and year, not the day? Would prefer to turn off the day in this preformatted multi-field control to get the benefit of the nice, compact spacing. If i add two individual fields side-by-sidet there ends up being a ton of space I can't delete without a lot of mucking around in the CSS.

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    Answered by liyam on December 19, 2012 at 07:41 PM

    Hello Masalamedia.  You can instead use the DateTime field under Power Tools if you wish to have a very flexible date field.  The DateTime field uses text boxes instead of dropdowns.

    b) Unfortunately, there is no means within JotForm's control to limit the dates.  If you wish to limit it within a three-year range, it would be best to get your form's source, place it on your website and then limit the values on your date field dropdown.

    c) There is no control to remove specific fields on the date, but you can hide it using CSS as well.  Simply view the form, get the ID of the fields and labels to be hidden and then use the css properly display: none;

    Example: #input_7_day, #sublabel_day { display: none; }

    If you have further questions, please do let us know.