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    Submission Date & Time

    Asked by StrawberryDesi on December 08, 2015 at 07:47 AM

    I need for a certain hidden field to capture the date and time that my form was submitted.  How can I do this.  (I already know that this information is available to me when I receive the submission report. But, I want for this information to be contained in a certain field on my form.  How can I accomplish this?

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    Answered by Charlie on December 08, 2015 at 10:03 AM

    I believe this is not quite possible to be added in the form, this is because the form has not been submitted yet. The submission date and time will only be generated when the form is successfully completed.

    You can get the submission date and time in your submissions page.


    However, there's a way to get the current date and time to display on the form (or in this case you would like it to be hidden). You can add a DateTime field, set the date and time to current.

    However, this will record the date and time to when the form is loaded or opened not the time when it is submitted.

    I hope that helps. Do let us know if you need more information on this.