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Date Field with Multiple Date

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I have a form created by an HR colleague for PTO requests with fields for vacation, sick, etc. Those fields are formatted as dates, but they only allow for one date. As it stands if I needed to take multiple dates off—Nov. 9-11 or Nov. 9 and Nov. 11, for example—I would have to submit separate forms for each date.

 

I'm able to edit the fields with Acrobat. Is there a way to format the date field to allow for the selection of multiple dates or would it be better if it were formatted as just a text field?

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Date Field with Multiple Date

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I have a form created by an HR colleague for PTO requests with fields for vacation, sick, etc. Those fields are formatted as dates, but they only allow for one date. As it stands if I needed to take multiple dates off—Nov. 9-11 or Nov. 9 and Nov. 11, for example—I would have to submit separate forms for each date.

 

I'm able to edit the fields with Acrobat. Is there a way to format the date field to allow for the selection of multiple dates or would it be better if it were formatted as just a text field?

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I'm afraid that is not possible, but like you said, yes it is possible to have those dates populated

in a separate  textfield by concatenating the date string values of two or more date fields in it.

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I would consider designing the form in reverse.

  • List the date fields as start and end dates for multiple consecutive days.
  • If it's only one day, then simply use the same date for the start and end date.
  • Then in a third column, use a dropdown box to select the category (vacation, sick, etc.).

 

Good luck!

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