Date type fields are often used in forms to request a date of birth or a date of employment. You may wish to sort information by age rather than by date. It is possible to have this information without having to calculate the date manually.
In your Date Type field, check the box for Show as age. This will add the Display options field, allowing you to display the information as a date, age or both.
How it works in edit mode
When a form is filled out or edited, the display mode selected will not affect the field: a date will always be requested.
How it works in view mode and in reports
In view mode as well as in exports, the display will be done according to the choice made in the "Display options":
- Date only: the date, in the format indicated in the field. example: 16-03-1991
- Age only: the age, in years. example: 30 years
- Date + age : the date, followed by the age. example : 16-03-1991 (30 years)