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Integrate time stamp into form (as hidden element)


Hey guys,

I want to pass a time stap as hidden element when a form is submitted.

The time stamp should look like that: YYMMDD

That shouldn’t be too hard, right ;)? Unfortunately I wasn’t able to get it right so far … :smiley:

Can anyone help me?

Thanks a lot in advance!



One way is to use Zapier to handle the form. It automatically adds submittedAt: to the form data.


Hi @orgreeno,

thanks for the fast answer.

Is it possible to show the time stamp it the mentioned format YYMMDD using zapier?

As far as I remember it looked different …

Zapier generates: submittedAt: 2017-12-03T21:22:27.988Z


Here’s an example of one of my submissions:
submittedAt: 2017-11-30T15:20:17.750Z

Using the built-in “Format” action, you can get this - YYYY-MM-DD (2006-01-22) You may be able to customize even more, but I’m not sure.


I am quite sure it shouldn’t be too hard to get YYMMDD with a bit of JS … but I couldn’t figure out how so far …


I might have found a solution :smiley:

I use the following JS in the body:

var today = new Date();
var dd = (today.getDate()).toString();
var mm = (today.getMonth()+1).toString(); 
var yy = (today.getFullYear()-2000).toString();
today = yy+mm+dd;

document.getElementById('timeStamp').value= today ; 

And in the form:

<input type="hidden" name="timeStampID" id='timeStamp' />


This will give you the user’s local time (as set on the computer).


Can I configure zappier to EST?