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    can I set the starting time of submissions?

    Asked by pichak on October 15, 2013 at 07:06 AM

    we are trying to use the form to collect information for a sports meet scattered in different venues in a big city. That's why it is not possible to collect the information physically. I want to let the visitors to see the form for a idea what to fill in the form. But they will not able to submit the submissions before a specified date.

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    Answered by guilledutra on October 15, 2013 at 08:51 AM


    You can achieve what you are looking for using  a combination of a hidden date field and conditionals logics in order to HIDE/SHOW the form's submit button depending on a given DATE. 

    please follow the next instructions:


    1. Add a "DateTime" field to your form at any part of the form (we will hide it  anyways)

    2. Set the option "Default Time" on.



    At this point you can make some test showing the date field and changing the date field in order to trigger the conditions. Once you confirm that it is working is time to hide the date field so the final user cannot change it, it will be always containing the "today" date as a default.


    1. Click on the properties icon of the DATE field

    2. Click on "Show Properties"

    3. Take note of the three ID corresponding to your DATE field.(#month_82, #day_82, #year_82)

    4. Inject custom CSS in order to hide the date field, in this case it will be:

    #id_82 { display: none !important; }


    I made an example for you based on one of your forms, http://www.jotformpro.com/form/32873210977965  using 2013-10-18 as the deadline date, feel free to clone it to your own use 

    Hope it helps

    please let us know if you need further assistance