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D7 - Fields - Configuration - Date Field - Add Field

1. Add Date Field

On the Manage Fields tab:

Add New Field Section

Label field = Enter the name of your new field. Note that a machine name is automatically generated from what you type in this field. If you wish to edit the machine name, click its corresponding Edit link (characters in this field must be all lowercase, alpha-numeric only).

Type of Data to Store select field = Date.

Form Element to Edit the Data select field = Select List.

Click the Save button.

D7 - Fields - Configuration - Date Field - Field Settings

2. Date Field Settings

You will be redirected to the Field Settings tab.

Date Attributes to Collect field group = check Month and Day.

Collect an End Date checkbox = this will add an additional date field to include an end date for a date range. Leave it unchecked for these testing purposes.

Repeating Date select field = will provide a mechanism for repeating dates. Leave it at No for these testing purposes.

Cache Dates checkbox = will allow date objects to be cached which can improve performance. Leave it unchecked for these testing purposes.

Click the Save Field Settings button.

D7 - Fields - Configuration - Date Field - Other Configs

3. Date Field Other Configs

You'll be redirected back to the field's Edit tab.

Here you'll have some basic settings regarding the appearance and quantity of this field.

Label field = this can be changed at any time.

Required Field checkbox = if this is a field that must be filled out, check this box.

Help Text text area field = enter optional help text here, if desired.

More Settings and Values fieldset = there are many different configs that can be applied to your Date Field. We're going to leave it set at it's default values for the sake of this demonstration. Please note that this fieldset contains a host of options and is closed by default.

Default Value text field = allows you to set a default value for this field.

Field Template select field = provides integration with Display Suite.

Number of Values select field = the number of entries that you can add to this field.

Click the Save Settings button.

 

D7 - Fields - Configuration - Date Field - Position Field

4. Position Date Field

You'll be redirected back out to the Manage Fields tab.

You can position your field as desired by grabbing the field's mover handle, at the left of the field title, with your mouse. Drag it up or down as desired.

Click the Save button.

D7 - Fields - Configuration - Date Field - Date Field In Form

5. Add Data to Field

Go to the content type that has this field on it and edit or create a new node.

Locate your field within the submission form.

Enter some data.

Click the Save button.

D7 - Fields - Configuration - Date Field - Date Field Display

6. Date Field Display

The Date Field will display.