How To: Make a Date Field Default to Today's Date in a Web Form

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Default date fields to today's date in a Web Form.

Summary

In a Web Form you can default date fields to todays date by toggling an option from the Configuration Menu while building the form in the Web Form Editor.

Instructions on how to navigate to the Web Form Editor →

Set the Web Form Field's Default Value

  1. Ensure the toolbar at the top of the Web Form Editor is toggled to "Build Mode".

Build Mode

  1. Locate a date field on a Web Form and click on it. The Configuration Menu will appear on the righthand side of the Web Form Editor.

Selected Date Field Web Form

  1. Notice the "Type" Dropdown (the first option on the Configuration Menu). Ensure that the selected type reads "Date Calendar Picker".
  2. Locate the options section at the bottom of the configuration menu and toggle the option for "Default date to today".

Default Date Option

Note

The date field must have the type "Date Calendar Picker" to set the default date to today.

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