The Date field allows you to specify a date (with or without time) in GraceBlocks. Users can specify the date of activities and then use filters to find records matching the requested date range. To use date fields inside GraceBlocks, a builder must choose the Date field type when managing fields.
This article reviews the properties of date fields and provides tips to aid in user adoption for this type of field.
You can view the available properties for date fields on the Edit field properties modal when you select Field type of Date.
Properties of the Date field
After specifying a Field name (which controls how this field is referenced inside the tab) and that the field is of the type Date, you can toggle on More field attributes to show the options below. Complete the transaction at the end by clicking Save.
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Choose the format for how you would like the date to display. The following options exist:
*Default date format
If you want the time to display with the date, toggle on this option. You can then make selections for whether the time uses a 12-hour or 24-hour clock, whether seconds should be included, and whether the time displays in GMT or in the user's browser time (local time zone option that controls the time zone of the display).
If you enter any text into the Field callout textbox, the information (i) icon appears to the left of the field name, and the text you entered displays when users move the cursor over this icon. Enter text here if you want to provide information to help the user learn more about how to use the field.
🔔 If a data-conversion impact can occur during a field type change to or from a date field, a warning message accompanies the field-conversion process to ensure that the builder understands what to expect. It's important to read these messages carefully. Users must follow the instructions provided on the warning page to complete field change transactions.
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