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Record Creation/Modification Date

Record Creation/Modification Date

The Record Creation/Modification date allows for a date field within in a directory to be automatically populated based on either the date the entry is created or the date the entry is modified.

Record Creation/Modification Date Element

1. Drag and drop the Record Creation/Modification element into the appropriate location on the template:

Record Creation icon v7

2. Click Configure:

Directory builder module edit element screenshot v7

3. Edit/configure:


Enter an appropriate question.


Select whether the question and answers are displayed in two separate columns, or whether the answers sit under the question as rows in a single column.

Physical Width      

Enter the width in percentage of the page for the element.

Display Date       

Select the type of date to be displayed.

Show In Detail Page

Check to ensure the element and the data is displayed when reviewing an individual record.

Show As

Select whether the field is displayed as a link to the full record, plain text or hidden from the Results View.


If required, check to make responses orderable by this element.

Listing Page Options

Selects whether this field is display when the directory is rendered as a list.

Note: this option applies if the directory is to be displayed via an RSS feed.

Note: if required select Order Records by This Field. This option allows the user to click on the field label and sort entries by this field.

Include in Keyword Search

Specifies whether a directory keyword search should include the values of this database field. 

Show Key/Value Pair           

Tick to display the question and data when viewing individual records. Un-tick to only display the data and not the question. Useful if you want the question text to be hidden. 

Use as Page Title     

If required, check to Use the field entry to create a page title for the detail page.

4. Select Update Element to save.