Add a Date on Email Notification

April 28, 2022

There’s no option or a button to add a date/time stamp in the notification, autoresponder, and thank you message page of the form. If you want to add the date/time in these sections of the form builder, you will have to add the {DATE} tag manually. It’s easy, as shown in the image below.

If you use {DATE} without a parameter in your template, Jotform will automatically replace that tag with a standard date and time string. That would be Year-Month-Date and Hour:Minutes:Seconds.

If you want to format the date string, you can add a parameter to the tag. We have some predefined parameters, as shown below.

Tag  Output  
{DATE}  2011-02-07 05:17:05  
{DATE:Date-US}  Feb 7, 2011  
{DATE:Date-EU}  7 Feb, 2011  
{DATE:Time-US}  5:17:05 AM  
{DATE:Time-EU}  5:17:05  
{DATE:Full-US}  Feb 7, 2011 at 5:17:05 AM  
{DATE:Full-EU}  7 Feb, 2011 at 5:17:05  
{DATE:l, jS of F Y at g:i A}  Monday, 7th of February 2011 at 5:17 AM  

You can customize the date further by following the standard PHP date formatting.

If you have helpful formatting examples that other users can benefit from, please share them in the comments below.

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