Configuring Fields → Field Types and Settings → Date/Time Fields
Date/Time fields store date and time values. Date/Time fields can display the date only, date and time, time only, or elapsed time.
The following Date/Time field attributes can be modified for default fields in projects and transition fields. Attributes set for fields in the Default Fields list apply to all transitions; attributes set for fields for a transition apply only to that transition.
For projects, select this check box to override field properties inherited from the parent project or workflow.
Indicates that users are required to provide a value for this field. If a value was previously set for the field, the field label appears in green, italic text on forms.
Indicates that the field is available when users mass update items in a project. Mass updates allow users to simultaneously transition, update, or delete multiple primary items and to simultaneously update or delete multiple auxiliary items.
Indicates that users can view but not edit the field.
Specify a prefilled value for the field as needed. You can use a special value, such as "Start of Tomorrow," or you can use the calendar to select an exact value.
You can view display settings for default Date/Time fields. These settings are defined in SBM Composer and cannot be modified in Application Administrator.
If selected, indicates that elapsed time is recorded between the time a form is opened and closed.
If selected, indicates that numbers of days are calculated from the provided value and displayed to users.
Select to retain the field's current value when the transition is complete.
Select to clear the field's current value.
Select to use a default value for the field as the user executes the transition. You can then select a default value.
Select this option to define a calculation that executes when the transition is executed, and then select the following options:
From the first list, choose to perform the calculation before the Transition form opens, after the open form is submitted, or both.
Using the guidelines in About Operand Fields and Operator Selection Lists, specify a constant value, field, or date/time keyword to use as the first operand in the calculation. This will be filled with the current value of the first operand. The field selected from the list cannot be the same field as the field being edited, a field that could cause a recursive calculation, a deleted field, or a field in the Not Used section.
Using the guidelines and tips in Calculating Values for Date/Time and Numeric Fields, select a valid operator for the calculation.
Using the guidelines in About Operand Fields and Operator Selection Lists, enter a second constant or a valid field. Valid fields for the second operand are dependent on the field type, the first operand, and the operator. If the first operand or operator chosen causes the second operand to be invalid, the second operator is changed to a valid constant. The second operand cannot be the field being edited, a field that could cause a recursive calculation, a deleted field, or a field in the Not Used section.
Select one of the following options:
Select to require users to provide values for fields used as operands for the calculation before the transition can be completed.
Select to allow users to complete the transition without providing values for fields used as operands for the calculation. The calculation is skipped if values are not provided.
Select to perform the calculation and treat empty values in fields used as operands for the calculation as zeros.
Select to add the calculation to the field's current value. This enables you to increment the current value or to calculate the total of the calculation and the current value. This option is only available for Numeric fields and Date/Time fields set to record elapsed time.
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