Turn on and off a Form

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    David Anderson 
    Asked on December 03, 2020 at 02:59 PM

    Please direct me to how to turn on and off a form by date and time. I have a registration form https://form.jotform.com/PDXVB/Commitment that need to turn on at midnight 12/4/2020?

    Thank you!

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    EltonCris
    Answered on December 03, 2020 at 06:04 PM

    There's no direct solution to turn ON the form at a specified date but here are 2 possible workaround;

    1. Turning ON the form manually. So first, disable your form so no one could access it. Then manually enable it anytime you want e.g. at midnight 12/4/2020.

    2. If you want it automatic, try this workaround.

    a. First, add a Date Picker field in your form and enable CURRENT as the default date.

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    b. After that, hide the Date Picker field so users can't see it on the live form. To do that, right-click the field then select Hide.

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    c. Create a Show/Hide condition that would SHOW all the form fields in your form after a specified date. Example:

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    So by default, all your form fields will be hidden. Once the current date passes after 2020-12-04, all the form fields in your form will become visible.

    You can also add more DO action in the above condition like showing a custom message while your form is on disabled state.

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    To turn OFF/disable a form at a specific date/time, you can set your Form Status to Disable on date and define the date that you want. Guide: https://www.jotform.com/help/137-how-to-limit-submissions-in-a-form

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    PDXVB
    Answered on December 04, 2020 at 11:22 AM
    Thank you so much for responding. I am going with option 1. I figured that was my best option yesterday!

    DA

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