Enabling the time picker

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By default the date/time picker does not display the time or allow users to specify a time; when selecting a date, the time component will default to “Now”.  Here is how we can enable the time picker:

  1. Click LOG IN to login to the Boomi Flow Drawing Tool.
  2. Select the API tab.
  3. Copy-paste api/draw/1/element/page/{id} in the address bar. Replace {id} with the ID of the page layout that contains the date picker that you want to edit. (In this example, the ID is 733db4f3-86e2-4724-8543-dcbd2e000258.
  4. Click GET. This fetches the metadata, and you will get the message GET to api/draw/1/element/page/733db4f3-86e2-4724-8543-dcbd2e000258 completed successfully.
  5. Copy-and-paste the JSON from the Response pane to the Request pane.
  6. Locate the JSON for the relevant date picker (it will be in the pageComponents array).
  7. Edit the attributes property to the following:
    "attributes": {
        "dateTimeLocale": "en-us",
        "dateTimeFormat": "MM/DD/YYYY hh:mm:ss"
    }
  8. Copy-paste api/draw/1/element/page in the address bar.
  9. Click POST. This save the updated version of the page. We will get the message POST to api/draw/1/element/page completed successfully.
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The time picker is displayed when a time component exists in the format string (For example, hh:ss).


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