How can I allow people to manually type in the date of birth?

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    superhealthpharmacy
    Asked on February 12, 2021 at 04:44 PM

    Form URL: https://hipaa.jotform.com/210247006190140

    Hi, I have a date of birth field, that people are complaining, because they cannot manually enter the date. Only through the calendar button, which you have to tab/click hundreds of times to go to the proper year.

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    gerardw
    Answered on February 12, 2021 at 10:10 PM

    The Date of Birth field does allow manual entry:

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    Could you test this from your end too if you are also not able to manually enter the date in this field?

    I have additionally cleared the form cache on your account. Please test and let us know.

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    superhealthpharmacy
    Answered on February 15, 2021 at 10:10 AM

    It seems that it's working on a computer, but not on mobile OS's. I'm trying it on an iPad, but it won't let me. On iPhone, it opens up a calendar immediately, but I want the people to able to type their date of birth rather than having to tap arrows all the way back to the 1940's, one month at a time (android OS currently does not have a way to go back years, just by months).

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    Ariel_P
    Answered on February 15, 2021 at 11:28 AM

    Hi there,

    The Date Picker element defaults to a popup calendar on mobile.

    You can use a Short Text element with Input Mask enabled if you really need to have the form fillers type in the date.

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    Alternatively, you can use a Configurable List widget that displays the date as drop-downs. Remember to set the min and max rows to 1 if you're gonna this one.

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    superhealthpharmacy
    Answered on February 15, 2021 at 11:51 AM

    Thank you; I've seen a form with 3 sublabel's for a date field (https://hipaa.jotform.com/210454902590149), and I would like to convert my date of birth field into something like this instead.

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    Ariel_P
    Answered on February 15, 2021 at 01:23 PM

    That's what the Date Picker element looks like with its Lite Mode disabled.

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    The option is only available in Classic Layout, unfortunately.

    The other one is the Birth Date Picker, which also turns to a popup calendar in Card Layout when viewed on mobile.

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    superhealthpharmacy
    Answered on February 15, 2021 at 03:36 PM

    OK; thank you for clarifying that I have to convert it to Classic Layout!