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    How can I populate a date field with today's date?

    Asked by yesherveJT on March 20, 2016 at 04:27 PM


    I cannot seem to find how to auto-populate date field on a form with current system date. Can I have some help please? Right now my form does not have a date field. I tried to insert one and hide it, so that I can use it on the donor's receipt. However, it appears that the user has to enter a date manually and no way to have it entered automatically.


    Please let me know

    Thanks so much

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Jan on March 20, 2016 at 07:55 PM

    The DateTime field has an option to use the current date. You just need to select the DateTime field and then click the "Default Date" option and choose "Current Date". After that, you can hide the field.

    Hope that helps. Thank you.

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    Answered by Ki_Society_Stuttgart on September 21, 2016 at 03:30 AM

    It worked. Thank you. You can omit my question.

    In German it says in the Default Date "Current" menu position: Währung (= Currency). YOu should fix this.

    PS: This is such a great application ! 

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Nik_C on September 21, 2016 at 03:51 AM


    I moved your question to a new thread. And you can find it here.

    Please open new threads for each question/issue you have so we avoid the confusion.

    Thank you for understanding!