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VIDEO: Date/Time Question

The Date/Time question lets respondents record a date and time. The Date/Time question can be set to be as general as a month and year or as precise as a date and time down to the seconds. Give respondents the option to specify a timezone or click a button to record the current date and time.

screenshot of a date time question

To set up a date time question:

  1. Drag and drop a datasource question from the Basic Questions section of the palette to the canvas.
  2. Phrase your question in the Question Title and optionally add an Extra Description.
  3. Configure your question’s Options to set the format of your datetime and whether or not you will include a Record Now button or allow respondents to specify a timezone. See below for details.
  4. Configure your question’s Display settings. See below for details.
  5. Save your survey.

Click to see settings and options in detail:

Display and Options Settings
Display side-by-sideDisplays the question on one half of the screen. In order for two questions to display side-by-side, you’ll have to enable this option for both questions. The first question will be on the left and the second on the right.
Append to previous questionUse this to make this question appear as if it’s part of the previous question.
Extra ClassesAdvanced option to define classes for custom javascript or CSS.


OptionalMakes question optional. Uncheck to make it required.
Display FormatSelect whether you want respondents to specify a Date/Time, Date Only, Time Only, Day/Month, or a Month/Year. If you select an option that includes date you will be also asked to specify a Starting View, or what menu respondents will be asked to select from first when the date picker loads.
Show SecondsAdds a field so respondents can specify seconds. This option is only applicable if the Display Format includes time.
TimezoneAdds a drop down to the question that lets respondents pick a timezone.
Set to now by defaultAuto populates the question to the current date/time when a respondent is taking the survey.
Show “Record Now” buttonIncludes a button that allows respondents to capture the current date/time.