J3.x

Adding custom fields/Calendar Field

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Calendar Field


The Calendar Field

Provides a text box for entry of a date. An icon next to the text box provides a link to a pop-up calendar, which can also be used to enter the date value.

Options

If you use the default dateː The value can be an ISO 8601 format (YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS) or NOW, which displays the actual date. Caution: Even if you do not specify the time in the default date, the time is displayed when the option Show time is active.
Special options within this field are:

  • Show time
    If enabled, the calendar field expects a date and time and will also display the time. The formats are localized using the regular language strings.


Related Information

See:

Screenshots

Creating the field

Let's say you create a field with the options shown in the next figure.

Calendar field create-en.png

Using the field in the backend

In the backend while creating an article or a contact you see the field like in the following imageː

Calendar-en.png

Using the field in the frontend

In the frontend, you can see the field as you see in the following image. The option Automatic display is responsible for the position of the field and your template is responsible for the design of the field.
Fields are only displayed in the frontend if you have filled them with data in the article. If it is not a required field, can you forget it?

Calendar field frontend-en.png