Date and Time field

Is there a Date and Time field available in Gravity Forms? I need to send data in this format: YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS to an external API. I guess i then need a field where both date and time can be set.

Hi Morgan. Take a look at the gform_replace_merge_tags filter, specifically example 9:

That will give you a merge tag you can use to output a date in whatever format you need (you will need to modify this line:

$local_date = date_i18n( 'Y-m-d', $local_timestamp, true );

and change Y-m-d to whatever format gives you YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS. I think it would be this:

$local_date = date_i18n( 'Y-m-d H:i:s', $local_timestamp, true );

If you need that date/time stored in the entry, so you can map it to your API using the Webhooks add-on or something like that, you will need a slightly different approach to populate a field with a date/time in that format.

Hi Chris,

I also need a Date/Time Picker. I tried following your instructions regarding the merge tags but did not succeed. Could you elaborate on this approach? I inserted the snippet into the common.php and added the time format as you mentioned above. Unfortunately it didn’t work :frowning:

Thanks and best regards

The snippet should go into your theme functions.php file. You should not modify any Gravity Forms core file. I’m sorry I did not mention that earlier.

The code does not create a date/time picker though. It gives you a merge tag you an use in your notification to show the date/time in a specific format

Thank you for your answer.
I really need a date / timer picker though. Do you know any workaround?

I don’t know of one currently. There used to be one here:

But that appears to be gone, and I could not find it on github.

Hi, I was looking for something similar, came across this plugin which I have working with gravity forms


Thanks for that @wizontheweb!