Timestamp in form itself

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    mvv27
    Asked on March 14, 2013 at 08:09 AM

    Hi there,

     

    is it possible to add a (hidden) timestamp in the form itself(not in mail or thank-you-page). Goal is to show a warning text and send an e-mail notification only when current date is past a set conditional date.

    I want to add feature without users having to fill in current date(=submission date)

     

    for example:

    today(submission date) = 14-3-2013.

    if today is later than for example 1-3-2013(set conditional date); then show text/send e-mail notification`.

    so, submissions before 1-3-2013 dont show text/send mail-notification

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    EduardoMendez
    Answered on March 14, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    Hi there, 

    I was testing a way to accomplish this and here is a form I created:

    http://form.jotformpro.com/form/30723873368966?

    The "Date & Time" field I added at the top of the form has today's date by default.

    I then set a condition to change the "Thank You" msg if todays date was after 2013 - 03 -13

    I also set a conditional e-mail to be trigered if todays date was after 2013 - 03 - 13

    The downside to using the Date & Time field as a Time Stamp is that users can edit this field if they want.

    Please gie this a try and let me know if that helps!

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    mvv27
    Answered on March 14, 2013 at 11:30 AM

    Ok I understand.

    You are mentioning the downside of using date&time field as timestamp is that users can edit this field if they want. Indeed, I don,t want to give the opportunity. Therefore this field should be hidden, in my opinion. How can i achieve that ?

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    EduardoMendez
    Answered on March 14, 2013 at 01:04 PM

    Hi there, 

    Unfortunately, I was not able to make it hidden.  When I hide the field, it does not work with the cnoditions.  However, I was able to make the date so that it is not editable.

    Please take a look at the form.

    http://form.jotformpro.com/form/30723873368966?

     Feel free to clone it if you wish.

    This is what I did in order to make it uneditable, 

    I added a transparent .gif image to the form.  I then used CSS to move the image on top of the date field.  This way the user is not able to edit the date.

    Let me know if that helps!