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Date field and timestamp format

  1. Hi,
    Is there a way to convert the date field value to the timestamp format when submitting the form?

    Thanks for your help!

    Cedric

    Posted 10 years ago on Monday November 12, 2012 | Permalink
  2. David Peralty

    No, but you could have a hidden text field, and using some PHP, you could fill in that field after submit by converting the date into a timestamp. Let me know if you want to work towards figuring this out. I can point you at a hook that might help you (grab the data).

    Posted 10 years ago on Monday November 12, 2012 | Permalink
  3. Using a hidden text field is a great idea (why didn't I think of that?) !

    But I will need help for the hook in order to grab the data !

    I assume that I have to use hooks like gform_pre_submission or gform_pre_submission_filter ?

    Posted 10 years ago on Tuesday November 13, 2012 | Permalink
  4. Ok,

    I tried something but it doesn't work.

    add_filter("gform_pre_submission_1", "convert_to_timestamp");
    function convert_to_timestamp($form){
    	$_POST['input_2'] = strtotime( $_POST['input_2'] );
    }

    The value is not returned and nothing is written to the database. But when I try with the following code :

    add_filter("gform_pre_submission_1", "convert_to_timestamp");
    function convert_to_timestamp($form){
    	$_POST['input_2'] = '2012/11/15';
    }

    The value '2012/11/15' is written to the database. Weird.

    Posted 10 years ago on Tuesday November 13, 2012 | Permalink
  5. Weird or not. GF must bypass the value if it is not a date format like 2012/11/13, right?

    I will try to achieve my goals using a hidden field. And I will let you know.

    Posted 10 years ago on Tuesday November 13, 2012 | Permalink
  6. David Peralty

    You'll want to put the value into another field. You can't send the timestamp through the date field. You'll want to have a hidden text field to carry the timestamp into the database. You are close though.

    Posted 10 years ago on Tuesday November 13, 2012 | Permalink
  7. Damned, you're fast! I was editing my post when you replied.

    Thanks for your help. I will let you know as soon as I will be victorious! :)

    Posted 10 years ago on Tuesday November 13, 2012 | Permalink
  8. Yeehaa, it was easy as f*** using hidden fields! Thanks for your help David!

    Posted 10 years ago on Thursday November 15, 2012 | Permalink
  9. David Peralty

    No problem, glad you got it sorted. I love shoving data into hidden fields. :)

    Posted 10 years ago on Thursday November 15, 2012 | Permalink

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