4 Replies Latest reply on Dec 8, 2008 9:28 AM by raybaudi

    Date/Time pop up field...

    Rackman

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      Date/Time pop up field...

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      Hello,

       

      I recently switched to Filemaker Pro 9 (Mac) from Bento.

       

      A feature that I used on a daily basis was a pop up calendar field that also included a time setting as well.

       

      As far as I can see in FMP, I can set up a pop up calendar but I can't find a way to also include the time setting like Bento offers in the same field.

       

      Is there a way to do this in FMP9?

       

      Thanks,

       

      Joe 

        • 1. Re: Date/Time pop up field...
          TSGal

          Rackman:

           

          Thank you for your post.

           

          Besides Date type and Time type fields, FileMaker Pro does have a Timestamp type field that displays both Date and Time.  However, there is no pop-up calendar that displays time.  When you first enter a date from the pop-up calendar, the current time is placed into the field.  You can then modify the time.

           

          TSGal

          FileMaker, Inc.

          • 2. Re: Date/Time pop up field...
            Rackman
              

            Thanks for the response.

             

            Is there anyway to set a default time to appear?

             

            I have the field set to use the pop up calendar and I would like the time to alway default to 10:00am.

              

             

            Thanks again,

             

            Joe 

            • 3. Re: Date/Time pop up field...
              TSGal

              Joe:

               

              One of the options for a field is to Auto-enter data.  However, with a Timestamp field, you would need to enter the date AND time.  Therefore, you could have as a default: 1/1/2008 10:00 AM

               

              Then, when you select the date from the pop-up calendar, you could select the date and the time would already be entered.

               

              Not the most elegant solution, but it may save you some time.

               

              TSGal

              FileMaker, Inc. 

              • 4. Re: Date/Time pop up field...
                raybaudi
                  

                Hi Rackman

                 

                yes, it is possible to set a default time.

                 

                Let say that that the name of your field is: "MyDate"...

                 

                You have to put this calculation into the auto-enter option of that field:

                 

                Timestamp ( MyDate ; 10*60*60 )