Time

Time field The Time field accepts time values consisting of hour and minute parts.
To work with a date and time value, use the Date and Time field.

Usage Examples

The Time field is useful for timesheet apps for managing working hours. Workers can enter their check-in time and check-out time to enable the app to calculate their working hours. Workers can also enter length of times, such as for break times.
In this example, a worker enters their check-in time, check-out time, and break time, and the Calculated field displays the working hours by calculating as follows: Working hours = Start time - Finish time - Break time. The time display format can be either a 12-hour clock or a 24-hour clock display, which can be configured in the Personal Settings.
See Switching Between 12-Hour/24-Hour Clock Display. Example of a Timesheet app

You can either select the time from a drop-down list (only in every 30 minutes), or enter any time using the keyboard.
Select a time Entering a time using keyboard

Time Field Settings

Settings screen for Time field
  • Field Name
    Specifies the header for the entry item.
  • Hide field name
    Hides the field names on the screen to set forms and the screens to add, edit, enter details of, and print records.
  • Required field
    Sets a field where a value is required to be entered.
  • Default Value
    Set a value that will appear in the entry field by default. Select the Default to the record creation time check box to display the current time when a user is creating the record. Clear the check box and then you can set a desired time. You can either select it from a drop-down list (only in every 30 minutes), or enter any time using the keyboard. Clear the check box and leave the Default Value entry field blank to not display a default value.
  • Field Code
    A text string to identify the field. The field code is used in API requests. A value is assigned by the system automatically, but you can change it to any value. For details, see What Is a Field Code?