Re: Pulling Custom Parameter Date Format From Parent Form

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I am not using ‘show form’. I have a table, where-in our client inputs a list (with names, title, phone & email) of all the people will take our assessment.

There is a child form button in the first column of this table and I click on each of those buttons to make one child form instance for each row in the table.

In the table set-up, I have created a custom parameter for several (21 total) of the fields in the parent form.

Then, yes, I have a button in the child form where I have 21 ‘set field’ actions to pull in the 21 fields from the parent form, using the GetCustomParameter. Each field has it’s own custom parameter, none have more than 50 characters.

I had the pulling-in action working fine – all my fields were pulling in correctly. Then I discovered that the date fields, which were supposed to be setting dates for reminder notices to the person taking the assessment, were not setting the notices. (I can’t recall how I knew that). So I concluded that if the fields had no specific format, the program didn’t know they were dates & couldn’t use them for notices.

So I changed each of those fields on the form layout to be date pickers, and now they won’t pull the date from the parent form anymore.

So – is my problem the date picker?

The real question is: how do I set dates in the parent form that flow through to the child form in the correct format to schedule a notification?


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