New Date Validation: Relative Dates


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Disclaimer: As of June 2018, Form Builder 5.0 is the default version of the FormAssembly Form Builder. Visit the release blog post to learn about the Form Builder 5.0 improvements.

We’ve just launched the new and improved Date Validation for FormAssembly! Many of you have requested this feature, and we’re excited to announce that it’s now available for all Basic, Professional, and Premier users. You’ll need to upgrade existing forms to the Form Builder version 4.2.1 to use this feature, but all new forms will have it by default.
(Note: Enterprise users, we’ll be rolling it out to you throughout the week!)
Previously, for Date fields, you could set a fixed date range for your respondents (a date between two specific dates, e.g., from 8/29/15 to 9/1/15).
But now, in addition to specific dates, you can also set relative dates. Here’s a few possibilities:

  • A date up to one month in the future
  • A date up to two weeks before an event
  • A date a month before or after the form submission

Plus, if you accidentally end up with an invalid configuration, the Form Builder will let you know instantly so you can fix it on the fly.

Dive In

We hope you’ll find that the Date Validation makes your web forms more flexible and versatile. Ready to get started?
Check out the documentation and watch the video tutorial!

Form Template

Click to see this sample form! You can also grab this template and modify it however you like. The date validation is set for 30 days after form submission, and the follow-up date is set as 1 day to 1 month after the appointment date.

Questions or Feedback?

Once you’ve tested out the new date validation, we’d love to hear what you think and how we could improve it. Comment here, tweet @FormAssembly, or email us!

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