Date and Time Component

Date and Time

Function: a!dateTimeField()

Displays and allows entry of a single date and time (year, month, day, hour, minute, second). When the field is editable, users can input dates by typing or by picking from a calendar and then select the time from a dropdown. The date and time is shown in the current user's time zone and calendar format.

When working with a date (year, month, day), use a date component. To display a time (hour, minute, second), use a time component. To display a read-only date and time using a custom format, use a text component.

Parameters

Name Keyword Types Description

Label

label

Text

Text to display as the field label.

Instructions

instructions

Text

Supplemental text about this field.

Required

required

Boolean

Determines if a value is required to submit the form. Default: false.

Read-only

readOnly

Boolean

Determines if the field should display as not editable. Default: false.

Disabled

disabled

Boolean

Determines if the field should display as potentially editable but grayed out. Default: false.

Display Value

value

Date and Time

Date and time to display in the field.

Validations

validations

List of Text String

Validation errors to display below the field when the value is not null.

Save Input To

saveInto

List of Save

One or more variables that are updated with the date and time when the user changes it. Use a!save() to save a modified or alternative value to a variable.

Validation Group

validationGroup

Text

When present, this field is only validated when a button in the same validation group is pressed. See the documentation for more information about how to use validation groups.

Required Message

requiredMessage

Text

Custom message to display when the field's value is required and not provided.

Label Position

labelPosition

Text

Determines where the label appears. Valid values:

  • "ABOVE" (default) Displays the label above the component.
  • "ADJACENT" Displays the label to the left of the component.
  • "COLLAPSED" Hides the label. The label will still be read by screen readers; see accessibility considerations for more information.
  • "JUSTIFIED" Aligns the label alongside the component starting at the edge of the page.

Help Tooltip

helpTooltip

Text

Displays a help icon with the specified text as a tooltip. The tooltip displays a maximum of 500 characters. The help icon does not show when the label position is "COLLAPSED".

Accessibility Text

accessibilityText

Text

Additional text to be announced by screen readers. Used only for accessibility; produces no visible change.

Visibility

showWhen

Boolean

Determines whether the component is displayed on the interface. When set to false, the component is hidden and is not evaluated. Default: true.

Notes

  • The date is shown in the current user's time zone and calendar format.
  • When focused in the calendar, "T" will select today's date and "Delete" will clear the value in the field.

Examples

Copy and paste an example into the INTERFACE DEFINITION in EXPRESSION MODE to see it displayed.

Date and Time with Only a Label

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=a!dateTimeField(
  label: "Created On",
  value: datetime(2013, 1, 12, 11, 20),
  readOnly: true
)

Displays the following:

Date and Time with a Validation

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=a!localVariables(
  local!storedValue:now()-1,
  a!dateTimeField(
    label: "Meeting Date and Time",
    value: local!storedValue,
    saveInto: local!storedValue,
    validations: if(
      local!storedValue <= now(),
      "Please schedule a meeting for a future date and time",
      ""
    )
  )
)

Displays the following:

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