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    Date Picker Widget - fully opened by default

    Asked by fdacenter on September 28, 2015 at 01:08 AM

    Just wanted to check in to see if there was any progress on assisting me with a few small enhancements to our forms. MY client FDA.center is interested to configure the Date Picker widget which has the capabilities already that we want.

    REQUEST #1 - calendar box expanded (easy fix)

    We want the date picker to be opened already as its default behavior so you can immediately pick date?

    REQUEST #2 - connecting it to our DATE PICKER (may take more time)

    The goal is that someone clicks on the expanded calendar as you have described and 
    an Appointment Time field will appear with those times inputted by me or the client. Most appts
    are in 1hr blocks. Need to be able to assign in a drop down menu on a per day basis. Not all days
    will have appointments as this is all about availability of a doctor or professional's pre-existing 
    schedule. 

     
    We used Jotform to create conditional relationships. Choose Monday and see pull down menu of options for that day. Choose Friday and get 4-5 different options. This is an appointment chooser form! 
     
    Look forward to being in touch! 

    AND EXTREMELY GRATEFUL to be able to team up with Jotform! 
    Page URL:
    http://www.fda.center/item/law-and-mediation-office-of-frisco-fayer-pc<br/>/

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    assistance date picker widget JotForm
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    Answered by Ben on September 28, 2015 at 05:31 AM

    I would like to confirm the request 2. Based on what I understood, you wish to have the Date Picker widget fully opened on your form (request 1) with its calendar connected to its input box (request 2)?

    If that is true, then please do note that your calendar part is always connected to its input box above it.

    Or do you mean that it should be linked with the dropdowns above it on your form: http://form.jotformpro.com/form/52570963018962?

    Now in regards to it being opened, we can request this from our developers, but we can not make any promises if and when that would be available.

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    Answered by fdacenter on October 12, 2015 at 11:32 AM

    Yes, I would like to request that it's FULLY OPENED always as Request #1. 


    Request #2, would be AMAZING if I could get help. I wrote last year to support and they said they would help facilitate, but then I never heard back. I get it - no promises. 

    What if I'm willing to pay a developer to do?

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    Answered by Ben on October 12, 2015 at 01:27 PM

    I do not see any thread with that request, with the oldest one being 10 months ago, but looking into it a bit further, I did find this thread, which I believe you opened: http://www.jotform.com/answers/447586-How-to-have-a-customized-Date-Picker-Widget

    Now looking into this seems that both requests have been made on that one thread, but unfortunately, when we raise something to our developers it does not mean that it would be done, just that it will be taken into the consideration.

    Looking however into everything it seems that you are looking for a bit more advanced system - one that will remember different times, for different dates while the same entry can not be taken 2 times.

    Now there are ways around this, but first, in regards to keeping the date widget open.

    1. Add this CSS to your widget (under Custom CSS tab):

    div.bfh-datepicker-calendar {
        display: block;
    }

    2. Add this CSS to your form:

    #customFieldFrame_37 {
        height: 270px !important;
    }

    Once you do it will look like it does here: https://form.jotform.com/52845039382965

    In regards to the second question, please do note that you should either wait for (if) the widget is created and you are notified about it on the other thread, or if you wish to hire a developer, you could hire someone to create the widget for you and add it for you into your forms.

    This is very simple to do and allows you to have that or some other developer(s) improve your on widget as much as you need and when you need - and available for all of your forms.

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    Answered by fdacenter on October 13, 2015 at 03:06 PM

    Thank you regarding the CSS changes. :) 

    I had been in touch with Aury and Raul via Email actually. The thread started as a ticket and then went to back and forth via email replies. Thought that those get posted like ZenDesk does. Sorry about that. 

    Since it's possible that our Jotform development team may not have time, how do I contact another developer to hire them to work with me on modifying a widget??

     

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    Answered by Ben on October 13, 2015 at 04:33 PM

    You are welcome :)

    If they help you with what you are after, I am glad to have been able to help :)

    Now in regards to hiring a developer, I would suggest taking a look at UpWork (former oDesk). This is where some of us have been hired from and is a place that has a lot of good / skilled people. There are however some other alternatives that you might look into, depending on your preferences.

    However, please do note that I nor we can guarantee for any developer that you find (no matter the platform), but there are plenty of docs and our developer forum that can allow them to create a widget.

    Hope this helps.

    In regards to the emails, no, emails and threads are 2 different systems, where threads (forum) are much more efficient since we can easily invite others and raise them to our developers, while emails are a bit different :)