Data Types: Date, Time, and Date/Time


The Date, Time, and Date/Time data types record data in an appropriate format for use in questions regarding dates and times. They are often used in Date/Time Stamp questions to record when work began or ended, or to mark the date on a form.

Compatible Question Types

This data type can be collected with multiple Question Types:

Date/Time Selector Date/Time Stamp Time-Based Math
Date ✘ * ✘ **
Time ✘ * ✘ **

* The Date/Time Stamp only collects a Date/Time value and cannot be narrowed to a Date or a Time-only stamp.

** Time-Based Math requires a Date/Time value in order to calculate.



Data Type Properties

Range Validation

This is available on: Date/Time Selector, Time-Based Math.

Ensure that your users are entering appropriate dates by using Range Validation based on the question. For example, an Estimate form may have a future expiration date for the estimate's costs; using Range Validation set to "In the Future", you can ensure that your mobile users enter a future date.




 Default Value Source

This is available on: Date/Time Selector, Time-Based Math

Setting a default value can save time for your users by automatically entering a value based on a static time set by you; based on when they opened the page containing the date/time question; or the time they opened the form (data record start).




Exporting Date/Time Data: Format

When Time/Date data is exported into CSV, it uses the ISO 8601 standard for Date/Time. For more information on the ISO-8601 standard, please read ISO 8601 (external link).

For information on how timezones may affect your output, please read: Time Zone Settings