Date Picker Control Settings

Add a Date Picker control that allows the Request participant to select dates from a Screen through an interactive calendar.

Control Description

The Date Picker control allows the Request participant to click the control and select a date from a calendar pop-up. After the user selects a date from the control, the calendar hides and the control shows the selected date.

Configure the Date Picker control to accept one of the following data types:

  • Datetime: The control accepts a datetime, which includes both date and time components: YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS. Example: "2020-07-01 14:25:15"

  • Date: The control accepts a date: YYYY-MM-DD. Example: "2020-07-01"

Use the Date Picker control to validate datetime format such as for Vocabularies.

The display format of the Date Picker control is determined by the Date Format settings in a user's profile.

Control Availability

This control is only available for Form-type Screens. See Screen Types.

Use the Date Picker Control to Receive Dates and Datetimes

Permissions Required

Your user account or group membership must have the following permissions to design a Screen unless your user account has the Make this user a Super Admin setting selected:

  • Screens: Edit Screens

  • Screens: View Screens

See the Screens permissions or ask your Administrator for assistance.

Add the Control to a Screen

Follow these steps to add this control to the Screen:

  1. View the Screen page to which to add the control.

  2. Drag the Date Picker icon into the Screen Builder canvas. Existing controls on the Screen Builder canvas adjust positioning based on where you drag the control.

  3. Place into the Screen Builder canvas where you want the control to display on the Screen.

  4. Configure the Date Picker control. See Settings.

  5. Validate that the control is configured correctly. See Validate Your Screen.

Below is a Date Picker control in Preview mode.

Move the Control on the Page

After adding a control to a Screen page, you may move it to another location on that page such that it is above or below other controls placed on that page. A control cannot be moved to another Screen page.

Follow these steps to move a control to another location on that Screen page:

  1. Place the control at the location on the page you want it. The other control(s) on the page automatically adjust position.

Copy the Control with its Settings

Copying a control also copies the current settings of that control. The copied control displays below other controls placed on that Screen page.

Follow these steps to copy a control:

  1. Select the control to be copied.

As a best practice, after copying a control, change the Variable Name setting value for the copied control to its own unique variable value. Otherwise, in-progress Requests that use this Screen read from and send data to both controls.

Delete the Control from a Screen

Deleting a control also deletes configuration for that control. If you add another control, it will have default settings.

Follow these steps to delete a control from a Screen page:

  1. Select the control to be deleted.

Settings

The Date Picker control has the following panels that contain settings:

Variable Panel Settings

Click the control while in Design mode, and then click the Variable panel that is on the right-side of the Screen Builder canvas.

Below are settings for the Date Picker control in the Variable panel:

Variable Name

Use the Variable Name setting value in the following ways:

  • Reference this control's value in a different Screen Builder control. To do so, use mustache syntax and reference this control's Variable Name value in the target control. Example: {{ DatePickerControl }}.

  • Reference this value in Visibility Rule setting expressions.

See best practices when editing a Request variable name.

Label

Data Type

Select one of the following data type options this control accepts when the Request participant enters content into this control:

  • Datetime: This control accepts a datetime, which is includes both date and time components.

  • Date: The control accepts a date.

Validation Rules

Follow these steps to add a validation rule to this control:

  1. Access the Variable panel for this control while in Design mode, and then locate the Validation Rules setting.

  2. Select the rule that this control validates against.

  3. Click Save. Parameters for the selected rule display. Parameter settings display which ones are required to properly configure the rule.

  4. Enter the parameter settings that this control uses to validate against. See Validation Rule Settings, and then locate the validation rule for its parameters.

Follow these steps to edit a validation rule for this control:

  1. Access the Variable panel for this control while in Design mode, and then locate the Validation Rules setting.

  2. Edit the parameter settings that this control uses to validate against. See Validation Rule Settings, and then locate the validation rule for its parameters.

Follow these steps to delete a validation rule for this control:

  1. Access the Variable panel for this control while in Design mode, and then locate the Validation Rules setting.

  2. Click Delete.

Make Required

Read Only

Configuration Panel Settings

Click the control while in Design mode, and then click the Configuration panel that is on the right-side of the Screen Builder canvas.

Below are settings for the Date Picker control in the Configuration panel:

Placeholder Text

Helper Text

Design Panel Settings

Click the control while in Design mode, and then click the Design panel that is on the right-side of the Screen Builder canvas.

Below are settings for the Date Picker control in the Design panel:

Text Color

Background Color

Advanced Panel Settings

Click the control while in Design mode, and then click the Advanced panel that is on the right-side of the Screen Builder canvas.

Below are settings for the Date Picker control in the Advanced panel:

Default Value

Enter the default value this control displays. The default value can be assigned as a Request variable, text or JavaScript. When the Screen submits, the Request uses this control's default value unless the Request participant changes it. When using a Request variable in the Default Value setting, consider the following:

  • If the Request variable is empty, the control does not display any value by default.

  • When the Request variable is assigned a value for the first time, this value becomes the permanent default value of the control.

  • Any further changes to the Request variable do not affect the default value of the control.

The Default Value setting supports using Request variables in mustache syntax. For example, if the Default Value setting is {{ FirstName }} {{ LastName }} from which a Request participant entered her first name and last name in separate controls (respectively) earlier in that Request, this control displays the contents of those controls by default during the Request.

There are two ways to enter the default value this control displays.

Visibility Rule

Note the following regarding how to use visibility rules:

Device Visibility

Select on which device types this control displays:

  • Desktop: The control displays only on desktop devices. Enable the Show for Desktop toggle key.

  • Mobile: The control displays only on mobile devices. Enable the Show for Mobile toggle key.

CSS Selector Name

See the following best practices regarding custom CSS in Screens:

Aria Label

Enter the string that provides a text alternative to this control for the following purposes:

  • Assistive technology, such as screen readers, read the Aria Label setting value.

  • This control has a visual indication of its purpose, such as a button that uses a graphic instead of text, but still needs to clarify that purpose for anyone who cannot access the visual indication.

Tab Order

Tab order determines the sequential navigation order to navigate a Screen's controls using a keyboard interface. Assistive technology users often use a keyboard for navigation.

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