Creating a Date & Time Field


The Date & Time field allows users to select the date and time from a Calendar pop-up. Users can use the Decrease and Increase arrows (year) and the Previous and Next arrows (month) to select a year and month. Select a day by clicking a day on the Calendar pop-up. To choose a time, use the Increase and Decrease arrows, or enter the hour, minutes, and unit (AM or PM) in the Time fields.

Calendar Pop-up Functionality

Related Information/Setup

Please see the Time Zone Conversions article for more information on time data conversions. 

Users can use Markdown to style the text in the Long Name field when adding a new field. Please see the Supported Markdown Styles article for more information.


  1. From the Home screen, click the Administration icon.

Administration Icon

  1. From the Admin Overview screen, click the Fields tile on the Data Model section.

Fields Tile

  1. From the Admin: Fields screen, click the +Create Field button.

+Create Field Button

Creating a Data & Time Field

When a Data & Time field is created, you can adjust to the date format but not add or remove the time feature without deleting and recreating the field.

  1. From the Which type of Field would you like to create? pop-up, hover your cursor over the Data & Time field and select the Create Field button.

Create Field Button

  1. From the Admin: Create a Field screen, enter the following information:
  • Field Name: Enter a Field Name. The Field Name represents the field throughout the system.
  • (Optional) Long Name: Enter a field Long Name. The Long Name provides additional field information or instructions, which can be styled using Markdown. You can choose to display a field’s long name on configurable forms.
  • Date & Time Format: Select a Date & Time format. Users must enter date and time information in Date & Time fields according to the format selected from the dropdown menu (e.g., DD/MM/YYYY format entering a date in the 'DD-MM-YYYY' format will be accepted. However, attempting to enter a date in the 'YYYY-MM-DD' format will result in an error.).
    • YYYY-MM-DD
    • MM/DD/YYYY 
    • Month, Day, Year
    • Month, Day, Year HH:MM AM/PM
    • DD/MM/YYYY
    • DD/MM/YYYY H:mm (24 hr)
    • DD-MM-YYYY
    • DD.MM.YYYY
    • DD.MM.YYYY H:mm (24 hr)

Date & Time Format

  1. Click the Create button.

Create Button

  1. The screen will refresh, and the system will automatically populate the Unique Field Name and the Preview section, which displays how the field will appear within the system.

Admin: Editing Field Screen