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    Can we add in the date to the unique ID?

    Asked by mwlim on May 07, 2015 at 09:29 AM

    can we add in the date to the unique ID? For example.

    Unique ID - DATE - {User input capture from a text box in the form}



    This is a re-post of a comment on How to Add Custom Unique IDs to your Form Submissions?

    unique id unique capture
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Welvin on May 07, 2015 at 11:27 AM

    Do you mean, combine the DateTime field and Unique ID widget results into a single text box? Unfortunately, there's no way you can add the Unique ID into the equation.

    A workaround for this would be to use our random value generator widget: http://widgets.jotform.com/widget/random_value_generator

    This is the example I have: http://www.jotformpro.com/form/51264440430949.

    This is how the fields are combined:

    You need to check "Add field to equation as text by default" first before adding the fields into the equation area.

    Thanks

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    Answered by grade4pagasa on November 04, 2015 at 03:40 PM

    Hi guys.

    I found 1 possibility to combine the DateTime value + the Unique ID value. Here's a sample form.

    But it can only accept Date-UniqueID format since there's no option for a suffix within the UniqueID properties. (On this note,

    can I ask for a Feature Request to add a Suffix field (property) in the Unique ID widget?
    )

    Just put the {field name} of either the textbox or form calculation field where the value of the date is stored. 

    Hope this helps and that the Feature Request be granted.

    - Randy

     

    UniqueID setup

     

     

    Live Form Screencast

     

    Email Notification with concatenated DateTime + UniqueID values.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Kevin_G on November 04, 2015 at 08:02 PM

    Hello grade4pagasa,

    We are glad to know that, this will be helpful for us.

    Thank you for your information.

    Kind Regards.

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    Answered by grade4pagasa on November 04, 2015 at 09:01 PM

    Hi Kevin_G.

    You forgot to invoke my Feature Request to add a Suffix field (property) in the Unique ID widget.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Chriistian on November 05, 2015 at 04:07 AM

    Hi,

     

    I have moved your request to a separate thread - http://www.jotform.com/answers/698160 so we can escalate it to our development team. We will reply to you there as soon as possible.

     

    Regards.