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    Date Reservation widget: Ability to select the same date(s) which was selected by another user for next submissions

    Asked by spreik1 on April 06, 2016 at 01:18 AM

    I've searched the forums and know that none of the widgets or standard field options allow for either multi-date picking and/or date ranges.  The Date Reservation widget comes the closest but loses most event planners because there is no way to clear out blackout dates if per se the first date entered/selected is booked which then limits possible options to the next user.  So we are forced to resort to multiple fields of a standard date picker which is frankly just ridiculous when you think about forms and the number of users that have requested this functionality.

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    Answered by Nik_C on April 06, 2016 at 04:05 AM

    Thank you for your feedback.

    I would advise you though to try with Date reservation. Date reservation will give you option to define how many days can be selected, so a range of days etc.

    As you can see below, I put three days only, but you can edit that of course:

    Please let us know if this helps.

    Thank you!

     

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    Answered by Kristine on April 06, 2016 at 09:12 AM

    Unfortunately this is not an option because we are asking our end users (many - think an entire sales team ~200 or possibly more) to select multiple dates as "options" as they work with our customers, however the other dates selected then become blackout dates that others are not able to use even though they may be free.  I saw in the forum that you could clear out those dates but realistically, I don't think you want multiple time sensitive requests on a daily basis (we would be on a first name basis and probably need a hotline).  Hence my request.  There are many use cases for this if you search through the forum - it is a big miss for Jotform.

    Kristine

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    Answered by Kiran on April 06, 2016 at 10:34 AM

    Ok. I understand that you want to have a calendar widget that allows selecting multiple dates and not to block the already selected dates by another user. 

    Let me forward the request to our backend team to evaluate the requirement for building a new widget or to enable an option on Date Reservation widget that allows selecting the same date again for the next submissions.

    We cannot provide you any ETA at the moment in this regard. However, you'll be posted through this thread once we have any update.

    Thank you!