[Skip to content]

Search our Site
Easysite Resource Centre
Day Month Year Selector

Day Month Year Selector

The Day Month Year Selector element allows a date to be added to a form, using separate day, month and year dropdowns. A typical example of a Day Month Year Selector element in use is:

Forms module day month year selector element example v7

Day Month Year Selector Form Element

1. Drag and drop the Day Month Year Selector element into the appropriate location:

Forms module Day month year selector element icon

2. Configure the element. The following view will be presented:

Form day-month-year-selector.PNG

3. Edit/configure:


Enter an appropriate label for the element.

Friendly Label

If required, enter a Friendly label to be presented to an end user.

Aria label 

If required, enter an Aria Label, which is read out by assistive technology such as a screen reader.


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.


Check if required.

Mandatory Validation Message 

Enter an appropriate message.

Display Friendly Date when viewing responses

Check if required.


 Check if required.

Years Forward

Enter the number of years forward that the end user may select from.

Years Back

Enter the number of years back that the end user may select from.

Default Value

If required, select to pre-populate the element with a date.

Note; this date is defined by selecting a number of days before after the current date.

Show in Detail Page

Check to ensure that the field and the data is shown when an administrator reviews an individual form response.

Show as

Select if the element and the responses are to render in the Records view when managing responses. If the element is to display select whether or not is displays as a link to the full response.


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

Show Key/Value Pair 

If required, check to display the question and the answers when viewing an individual form response.