How to Default Date Fields to "Now"

When wanting to default a date, date/time, or time field to now, you can use the following code in the default field space for that field:

${new Date().toISOString()}

This will set the date to now using the following format:


For example, the following date is displayed in GMT: 2019-10-30T21:29:22.252Z.

The display will update to display in your current timezone for dates and date/time fields, but since time only pulls the time part of the date, it will display the GMT time.

For example, a date of 2019-10-30T21:29:22.252Z will display in Central Standard Time like so:

  • Date: 10/30/2019
  • DateTime: 10/30/2019 4:29 PM
  • Time: 8:29 PM