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    Add unique ID and change submission date format

    Asked by KenR60 on August 25, 2014 at 11:07 AM


    I have some questions.

    1.Can I add a line called like updated in the email notifications of edited submissions only for a form?

    2.Also can I change the submission date format in the email?

    3.Also can I have a unique submission id in the email instead of the normal submission number?

    If any of them can be made,please let me know how to do it.


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    Answered by david on August 25, 2014 at 11:47 AM


    Were you perhaps referring to theSubmission Date in the form submission page?

    Unfortunately, you cannot edit that as it is a hard coded data.

    A workaround you can do to have your owncustom Submission Dateis to add a DateTime field in your form with the default date/time set to ON. And it also have date format.

    See image below

    You can also justhidetheDate fieldin your form so that form respondent will not be able to see it. But in your form submissions you will be able to see the Date/Time the form was submitted.

    A similar workaround was discuss onthis thread.

    To add a unique ID to your form other than the included one, follow this guide:


    As far as updating your email notifications, you can add whatever you would like to the notification:


    If you still need any further assistance setting any of this up. Let us know and we will be happy to help.

    Thank you for using JotForm!