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    Is It Possible to Restrict What Times Can Be Selected in a Time Field Depending on the Day Selected in a Date Field?

    Asked by JOJI ABRAHAM on August 15, 2015 at 05:51 PM

    HI,

    I WOULD LIKE TO CUSTOMIZE THE FORM.I AM LOOKING FOR SOMETHING WHICH WONT ALLOW OUR CUSTOMERS TO PUT A TIME AFTER OUR STORE HOURS.OUR WORKING HOURS ARE MONDAY TO FRIDAY 8 AM -6 PM,SATURDAY 10 AM-3 PM AND SUNDAY 12 PM-3 PM.YOU GUYS SEND ME SOME INFORMATION EARLIER.BUT IT LOOKS IT DIDN'T WORK.IF YOUR CAN SEND ME AN EXAMPLE WIT MY OPERATING TIME THETAS MORE HELPFUL.OR IF YOU CAN COME UP WITH A YOU TUBE VIDEO ITS EVEN MORSE HELPFUL TO MANY CUSTOMERS LIKE ME.THANKS

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    http://jmssprintervanrentals.com/online_booking.html

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    Answered by abajan on August 16, 2015 at 06:55 PM

    Just to expand on my colleague's reply, since your business hours vary depending on the day of the week, additional rules would need to be included in the form's conditions. It would also be necessary to include a separate time field for each type of day (weekday, Saturday and Sunday). To better understand what I mean, clone this demo and examine its settings. (Here's how to clone it.)

    The Settings Explained

    Firstly, you won't want people selecting past dates. You probably won't want them selecting dates too close to the form submission date either, since you would need to plan your work schedule. So, the following limits are in place on the date selector:

    Here's how to use the Limit Dates feature. 


    The form has three (3) time fields but to avoid confusion when creating the conditions attached to them, they were originally labelled Pickup Time wday, Pickup Time sat and Pickup Time sun for the weekday, Saturday and Sunday selectors respectively. Here, the weekday time selector is shown, with its original label, when a weekday date is selected:

     

    (August 21, 2015 is a Friday which, of course, is a weekday.)


    Here you can see how confusion was avoided when creating the condition to show that field:


    And imagine how tricky it could have been creating this other condition, were the time selectors' labels not originally appended with " wday", " sat" and " sun": 


    In order for the conditions to work correctly, it was necessary to have each time field's selections cleared upon being hidden. Also, you won't want the empty time fields to appear in any auto-responses received by users. Both settings can be found on the Advanced Settings tab of the form preferences:


    Once all of the above was in place and the form was checked at its URL to confirm that the conditions were working correctly, all of the time fields were named simply Pickup Time and the autoresponder was created.

    That's pretty much how it was done. If you need further help with this or anything else JotForm related, we'd be happy to provide it.


    Cheers