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Please: international dates!

  1. isuk
    Member

    Hi,

    don't having international date formats is a major drawback :( I know I can use jquery to display a date field with e.g. german date format (dd.mm.Y) but if the user doesn't use the datepicker he isn't able to input it with dots but only with slashes (which nobody expects or is able to use if he is a bit older (60+).

    So please, provide some support for international date format options (soon).

    Posted 10 years ago on Monday June 6, 2011 | Permalink
  2. isuk
    Member

    Will this finally be possible with 1.6?

    Posted 10 years ago on Wednesday August 24, 2011 | Permalink
  3. 24 hour time format was added in 1.6 but the only date options are dd/mm/yyyy or mm/dd/yyyy there aren't any other date options at this time.

    Posted 10 years ago on Wednesday August 24, 2011 | Permalink
  4. isuk
    Member

    So what are you supposing for all users in countries where the default date format is different from what you currently offer (and where drop down fields, calendar buttons or anything else isn't a viable option)?

    Why is it so hard to add an option (default / per form) to let the user choose (type in) a custom date format (e.g. dd.mm.yyyy). This would solve all internationalization problems with date formats (where you want the user to enter a simple date in a field).

    Posted 10 years ago on Friday September 9, 2011 | Permalink
  5. It's not that it's difficult, it's the fact that we prioritize features based on user demand and user impact.

    Gravity Forms has been around for over 2 years now and has almost 200,000 sites using it. While I understand the option to have a different date format is important to you, this is the only forum thread i'm aware of that discusses it so it's not a feature that has been heavily requested.

    We can try and include it in the 1.7 release. The 1.6 release already has a feature freeze as it's currently in beta testing.

    Posted 10 years ago on Friday September 9, 2011 | Permalink
  6. We have added additional international date format options to the Date Field in Gravity Forms v1.6 Beta 3 which is now available. Here is a list of the date formats now supported by the Date Field:

    • mm/dd/yyyy
    • dd/mm/yyyy
    • dd-mm-yyyy
    • dd.mm.yyyy
    • yyyy/mm/dd
    • yyyy-mm-dd
    • yyyy.mm.dd
    Posted 10 years ago on Thursday September 15, 2011 | Permalink
  7. isuk
    Member

    Thank you Carl for adding it so fast (although there has been a feature freeze for 1.6).

    I've added a new date field to my form to test the new date format and took the option "Date chooser" ("Datumswähler"). Format: dd.mm.yyyy

    It is possible to enter a date manually in this field but it isn't accepted after hitting enter.

    E.g. I enter 16.12.2011 and after using enter the date jumps back to 16.09.2011 (this month).

    Is this a bug in beta 3 or intended behavior?

    Posted 10 years ago on Thursday September 15, 2011 | Permalink
  8. @isuk Can you post a link to the form so we can take a look?

    Posted 10 years ago on Friday September 16, 2011 | Permalink
  9. isuk
    Member

    Shortened URL: http://goo.gl/kmEiF

    First field on the first page.

    Posted 10 years ago on Friday September 16, 2011 | Permalink
  10. I'm not seeing this issue. When I enter 16.12.2011 in the field manually (not using the date picker) and then submit the form... it triggers validation on the other fields I didn't fill out but the date field still contains the value I entered. See this screenshot: http://i.imgur.com/bUyox.png

    Posted 10 years ago on Friday September 16, 2011 | Permalink
  11. isuk
    Member

    Did you hit enter after filling out the date field with 16.12.2011? Jumping to the next field with <tab> without using <enter> first, works.

    I just tried it again, reloaded the page, clicking straight in the date field, entering any valid future date and hitting <enter> resets the displayed date to the current one.

    Chrome 14.0.835.163 (stable, released today).

    Posted 10 years ago on Friday September 16, 2011 | Permalink
  12. This is a jQuery UI Datepicker that is doing this. When you hit enter it populates the field with todays date. When the datepicker is displayed you are supposed to pick a date using the datepicker. If you hit enter, the jQuery UI Datepicker populates the field with the current date.

    Posted 10 years ago on Friday September 16, 2011 | Permalink
  13. isuk
    Member

    Ok, thanks Carl.

    Maybe I'll try to modify it's behavior but it's currently not one of my top priorities :)

    Posted 10 years ago on Friday September 16, 2011 | Permalink

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