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Custom Merge Tag: Date as yymmdd

  1. Any suggestions on how to build a custom merge tag for this?

    "yymmdd" is the most versatile save format.

    Posted 6 years ago on Tuesday February 26, 2013 | Permalink
  2. How are you capturing your data, and how would you use this merge tag?

    There is a gform_merge_tag_filter which may help, but right now I'm not sure what you need to do to know if this is going to work for you or not.
    http://www.gravityhelp.com/documentation/page/Gform_merge_tag_filter

    Posted 6 years ago on Tuesday February 26, 2013 | Permalink
  3. I'm using Gravity Forms on a form to capture a hidden date field (current date). Inside the default value I would like to put a merge tag. I want the output to be yymmdd.

    This is because it's getting passed to a custom post type's, custom field. I used Advanced Custom Fields for this.

    The default save format of ACF is yymmdd, and I would like to keep it in the database that way as well.

    Sorry I'm a bit of a novice. I know this can be accomplished relatively easily, probably a hook or something right?

    Posted 6 years ago on Tuesday February 26, 2013 | Permalink
  4. add_action("gform_pre_submission_7", "pre_submission_handler");
    function pre_submission_handler($form){
    	$date1 = $_POST["input_3"];
    	$date1 = str_replace('/', '-', $date1);
    	$date1 = date("Ymd", strtotime($date1));
    	$date2 = $_POST["input_5"];
    	$date2 = date("Ymd", strtotime($date2));
    	$_POST["input_3"] = $date1;
    	$_POST["input_5"] = $date2;
    }

    Got it.

    Posted 6 years ago on Tuesday February 26, 2013 | Permalink
  5. Thank you for the update.

    Posted 6 years ago on Wednesday February 27, 2013 | Permalink

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