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2905920 - Is it Possible to Set the Default Value of the Start and Due Date Fields in the Goal Plan to default as the Current Date (Today's Date)? - Goal Management


Is it possible to set the default value of the Start and Due date fields in the Goal Plan to default as the current date i.e. today's date?

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  • No, it is not possible to define a default value that will pull in the current date (today's date) when adding a new goal on the goal plan.
  • You may define a default date in the "start" and "due" field definition as follows:

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  • Or you may leave out the <default-value> attribute entirely.  If no default-value is defined for the start or due fields, then the Start and End date of the Goal Plan (defined in Manage Templates > General Settings) will pull in by default.

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  • The End User may also select "Use today's date" when editing the Start and Due dates in the Add Goal modal window:

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