Question Type: Date/Time Selector and Stamp



Date/Time questions allow for the collecting of date, time, or date and time values. This is useful for building timesheets, or when adding date information to invoices or work orders.

The Date/Time stamp triggers automatically when the page the question is on is opened. This is useful for recording a person's progress through a form, or for recording when a mobile user interacted with a particular page.

An example of a Date/Time Selector on a large-format iOS device is shown below:


Form Builder

In the Form Builder, the Date/Time Selector question appears as shown below:


The Date Stamp question type appears as shown below:


The Question Edit screen for the Date/Time Selector has three tabs: General, Properties, and Help OptionsClosed Help Options are ways to add help content, such as YouTube videos, web pages, text, or images, to questions in a form. Mobile users simply tap the help icon next to a question to see the help that the form designer provided.. The Date/Time Stamp has two: General and Help Options.


Unique ID

The Unique IDClosed A Unique ID refers to the specific identifier of a question, form page, form section, or Data Destination. Unique IDs are used as reference points when pulling data for conditional logic, Analytics projects, Data Destinations, and Documents. is the reference for the question. For more information on Unique IDs, read: Overview: Unique IDs. It can either be auto-generated based on the question text, or customized.

Data Types

Data Types are the kind of information your mobile users will be putting into these questions. Setting a data type forces users to enter the kind of information you want in the correct format. This also ensures that the entered data can be used elsewhere in your business process, whether that's by other questions in the form, or in a data destination.

The Date/Time Selector and Date/Time Stamp support the following data types:

Date Time Date/Time
Date/Time Selector
Date/Time Stamp


Restrictions control how your mobile users interact with a question. They can be set on the question itself or controlled by Conditional Logic.

The following table shows which restrictions you can set for the question type. Note that:

  • indicates a restriction that you can configure.

  • * indicates a restriction that is always on.

  • ✘* indicates a restriction that is always off.

Required Read-Only Hidden on Device Hidden on Reports

Keep question width to 100%

(Side-by-Side SectionsClosed Side-by-Side Sections display questions and answers in a condensed, two-column layout. This can make it easier and faster for field users to scan, complete, and confirm the answers in a form. only)

Date/Time Selector
Date/Time Stamp ✘* ✓*

* The Date/Time Stamp cannot be made Required because it automatically takes a date/time stamp without interaction from the mobile user. It is Read-Only by default for the same reason.


Properties allow you to set up your question in various ways. Question Properties change depending on the data type chosen.

Date/Time, Date, Time
  • Range Validation (Date/Time Selector Only)
  • Default Value Source (Date/Time Selector Only)

Help Options

Adding "Help" content to forms gives mobile users access to support and other resources out in the field. Help content is available to users through a button embedded beside a question. Any question in the form can include a link to YouTube videos, web pages, or work instructions. 

For more information on Help Content, please read: Add Help Options to Questions