Set Initial Value for Date and Date-time Fields | Zoho Creator Help

Set initial value for date, time, and date-time fields

  1. To learn about these fields, refer to date , time , and date-time
  2. The date and time values are subject to the date and time format set in your app's settings

Set initial value for date field

  1. Open the form builder.
  2. Select the required date field. Its  Field Properties  will appear on the right.
  3. Navigate to the  Validation  section.
  4. Set the initial value as required:
    • Click the rightmost icon in the input box below  Initial value , then select  zoho.currentdate . This will ensure that the current date is set in this field when your users access your form.

    • Click the input box below  Initial value , then set the required date using the date picker. Alternatively, you can type the required date value.

Set initial value for time field

  1. Open the form builder.
  2. Select the required time field. Its  Field Properties  will appear on the right.
  3. Navigate to the  Validation  section.
  4. You can set the initial value as required:
    • Click the rightmost icon in the input box below  Initial value , then select  zoho.currenttime . This will ensure that the current time is set in this field when your users access your form.

    • Click the input box below  Initial value , then set the required time using the time picker. Alternatively, you can type the required time value.

Set initial value for date-time field

  1. Open the form builder.
  2. Select the required date-time field. Its  Field Properties  will appear on the right.
  3. Navigate to the  Validation  section.
  4. Set the initial value as required:
    • Click the rightmost icon in the input box below  Initial value , then select  zoho.currenttime . This will ensure that the current date and time is set in this field when your users access your form.
    • Click the rightmost icon in the input box below  Initial value , then select  zoho.currentdate . This will ensure that the current date is set in this field when your users access your form.

    • Click the input box below  Initial value , then set the required date and time using the date picker. Alternatively, you can type the required values.


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