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Birth Date Picker Problem...Asked by guest_23471344991054 on January 05, 2013 at 11:37 AM
I use the Birth Date Picker for my customers to list their date of birth. But, the Birth Date Picker dropdown field, by default, contains the correct MONTH and DAY, but the YEAR begins with 2031 and decends to the year 1920. Of course no one alive today could be born in 2031. Is there any way to change the year subfield so that it begins with the year 2013 and decends to 1914? The selections of 2014 thru 2031 are not useable because no one alive today could have been born in any of those years.
The only possible way to removed the mention dates is to embed your form using the form full source code (How to get your Form Source Code) and by manually removing the years from the codes.
I have copied the source code onto a word file and changed the dates. Now how do I get this new code back into the form?
Unfortunately, there no way that you can import back the form codes into our form builder. You will need to copy and paste the codes directly to your website HTML editor.
With all due respect this is pretty lame. It should be possible to alter the options in the list of years without having to alter the source code and embedd the form in a separate page.
It just means that any time the form is updated by it's creator this field will have to be edited as well then re-embedded. Just seems kind of lame considering all the other great stuff you can do with jotform.
If nothing better you should be able to set the default year to be the current one. Is this possible?
Apologize but that's how our Date Field works. You can also create a separate field for Month, Day and Year using our Dropdown Field so you can customize them the way you want.
Unfortunately, setting a default year is not possible.
I agree it's a problem that Jotform should seek to remedy.
The Birth Date Picker is poorly desinged. Surely, some tech wizard out there has come up with something better?
...well, you get the picture.
Sorry to update you late but we've already added an option for changing the Birth Date Picker Year Range. It's on its property menus. Preview the form and check the changes afterwards. Thanks!
Thanks for the update.
I've used this on my form http://form.jotformpro.com/form/23061522941951 but it doesn't work. I still a list of years not within the range i specified.
I have the same problem. I editted the properties to display on a few years, but they all still display.
I've checked your form and seem to work fine. Year is only 2013 and 2014 as what you've set.
Same to your form too. Year is displaying 2013, 2014 and 2015 as this is what you've set.
Please check and let me know. Thanks!
I'm having the same problem. I set the year from 2013 to 2014, but the dropdown still shows a long list of years.
need to fix this.
Ok, now it's working. I've been experiencing this problem - where things that are supposed to work don't, despite multiple tries & suddenly, after half an hour or so (sometimes shorter), it starts to work properly.
It's quite frustrating & bewildering.
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