Designing your survey - configuring a date and time element

Select the Date & time element from the left-hand navigation panel and drag it in. Click on Type question here to then enter your text for it.

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This element is already prepared to accept a date and/or time, therefore date and/or time validation is automatically configured (in case someone adds an invalid date, such as 30 Feb). You have the choice to write your own validation error message though if you wish.

You can also assign this element to a data field, configure it as a required answer, as well as set the display to date and time, just date or just time.

When displayed to respondents, they'll be shown the input boxes for the date or time as required. The order of the boxes will conform to the date format of the respondent's browser language. For example, if the respondent's setting is 'English (United States)' they they'll see the month input box first, if 'English' then they'll get the day input box first.

Alongside the date input boxes is a small calendar icon; a respondent can click on this icon to select the date.

Exporting and synchronisation

Dates and times are stored in a standard format such that when an export is opened in Excel they will automatically be converted to your default date/time format.

Where a date and time question has been assigned to a contact data field, this will be stored correctly as a datetime value type.

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