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    How about a current time button?

    Asked by EHSForms on September 21, 2011 at 05:23 PM

    The date&time section allows for the time to be turned off. What if I want the date turned off?

     

    I use my JotForms for completing inspections on my moble device, and on certain items, I would like to know the time when certain opeerations begin. It would be helpful if there were a load button with the time i could click to get the current time, almost like a stopwatch, i press the time refresh for one to have a start time, then another time button for the end time and so forth. This gives me an active, interactive inspection form.

     

    What do you think?

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by abajan on September 21, 2011 at 06:54 PM

    Hi EHSForms

    Thanks for asking. It's an interesting question. The thing is, I don't know if I have an interesting answer to match!

    CSS can be injected into the form to hide the date part of the DateTime fields and the DateTime tag in the notification can be altered to display just the time but the submission records for the form will still show the full date and time.

    Here is a clone of your form which you can clone in turn to examine its CSS and appended tag.

    The best "buttons" I can come up with at the moment are the calendars that pop up when the little calendar icons are clicked. Clicking any date in the calendar will populate the time inputs with the current time:

    Perhaps if the full source of the form is embedded in a page of your own, some javascript can be used to display real buttons that look like the real deal but I'm no javascript guru! Perhaps other members of our support team can devise better buttons for you.

    Cheers


    ~ Wayne

    P.S. I forgot to mention that you will need to replace "user@example.com" in the Recipient E-mail field of the notification with your email address.

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    Answered by EHSForms on September 22, 2011 at 10:50 AM

    Hey, this is awesome. Thanks!

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by abajan on September 22, 2011 at 08:38 PM

    We're always happy when solutions provided meet or exceed our users' expectations, EHSForms.

    Cheers


    ~ Wayne