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Month as text

  1. arebee02
    Member

    Hello,
    Using the date drop down field, I need the months to be displayed as text rather than numbers on the frontend and more importantly within the backend/received emails (emails going to US and UK offices - different formats confusing)
    Thanks in advance

    Posted 6 years ago on Thursday December 20, 2012 | Permalink
  2. The built in formats for the date drop down do not include the month text. You might have to use separate fields for month, day and year. Months of the year are included as a bulk option to be added to a drop down.

    Posted 6 years ago on Thursday December 20, 2012 | Permalink
  3. arebee02
    Member

    Thanks for the reply. I think I will go with your suggestion, is there then any way to merge the 3 fields into one within the results email/backend view?

    Posted 6 years ago on Thursday December 20, 2012 | Permalink
  4. In the email is easy. You can use merge tags for each field, and just add them together, like this:

    {Month:7} {Day:8}, {Year:10}

    That is if your fields are titled Month, Day and Year and they are fields 7, 8 and 9. You can use the drop down for merge tags to ensure they are inserted accurately.

    In the back end, entry view, there is no easy way. You could combine them all using the gform_pre_submission filter, and insert that value into a hidden field , if you need to.

    http://www.gravityhelp.com/documentation/page/Gform_pre_submission

    Posted 6 years ago on Thursday December 20, 2012 | Permalink