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    Form calculation widget does not day count between two dates.

    Asked by kingfisherweddings on January 06, 2016 at 10:48 AM

    This is doing my head in now, I have spent the best part of 6 hours trying to get this stupid thing to work.


    I asked earlier about the number of days which can be calculated between two differnt dates.

    I understand how to set this up with a form calculation using one date minus the 2nd date but It just doesn't work. All I keep getting in the display box is a string of numbers, which I can see are the two date strings but why doesn't it display the total difference between the two?


    In addition when I go to input the result in an autoresponder informing the user how many days they need to wait it just shows a blank space. PLEASE HELP BEFORE i SHOOT MYSELF.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by ashwin_d on January 06, 2016 at 01:13 PM

    Hello kingfisherweddings,

    I did check your form and it seems to display the date calculation correctly. The "Days" form  calculation widget displays the calculation correctly. Please check the screenshot below:


    I would suggest you to test your form again and get back to us if the issue persists.

    Thank you!

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by ashwin_d on January 06, 2016 at 01:16 PM


    You may also like to take a look at our "Dates difference" widget as well and see if it fits into your requirement.

    Thank you!