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    How to change the default date on my form?

    Asked by mijot on September 28, 2016 at 11:36 AM

    Is it possible to default the DateTime field to yesterday's date (or tomorrow's date) instead of current date?

    To make the question a bit more generic; is it possible to have a variable date (last week, next month, etc.) without writing for example a javascript function?

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    Answered by Kiran on September 28, 2016 at 02:23 PM

    You may set any other date then the current date for the Date Time field from the field properties. Please see the screenshot below:

    If you want to display a different date by calculating the number of days, you may set up a condition to calculate the date by adding another date field. Please see the screenshot below that can help you with setting up the condition.

    Here Date 1 can default to current date and you may add/subtract the number of days required in the condition to display the result in Date 2. You may also hide the Date 1 field so that the user can view only the calculated date.

    Hope this information helps! 

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Kiran on September 28, 2016 at 02:26 PM

    Here is the demo form with the condition above:


    Please feel free to clone the form to your account to test it further.

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    Answered by mijot on September 28, 2016 at 04:05 PM

    That is a great suggestion and it did solve my problem.

    Thank you