Class DateItem

DateItem

A question item that allows the respondent to indicate a date. Items can be accessed or created from a Form. When used in a quiz, these items are graded.

 // Open a form by ID and add a new date item.
 var form = FormApp.openById('1234567890abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz');
 var item = form.addDateItem();
 item.setTitle('When were you born?');
 

Methods

MethodReturn typeBrief description
createResponse(response)ItemResponseCreates a new ItemResponse for this date item.
duplicate()DateItemCreates a copy of this item and appends it to the end of the form.
getGeneralFeedback()QuizFeedbackReturns the feedback that is shown to respondents when they respond to a gradeable question.
getHelpText()StringGets the item's help text (sometimes called description text for layout items like ImageItems, PageBreakItems, and SectionHeaderItems).
getId()IntegerGets the item's unique identifier.
getIndex()IntegerGets the index of the item among all the items in the form.
getPoints()IntegerReturns the point value of a gradeable item.
getTitle()StringGets the item's title (sometimes called header text, in the case of a SectionHeaderItem).
getType()ItemTypeGets the item's type, represented as an ItemType.
includesYear()BooleanDetermines whether the date item includes a year option.
isRequired()BooleanDetermines whether the respondent must answer the question.
setGeneralFeedback(feedback)DateItemSets the feedback to be shown to respondents when they respond to a gradeable question that doesn't have a correct or incorrect answer (ie questions that require manual grading).
setHelpText(text)DateItemSets the item's help text (sometimes called description text for layout items like ImageItems, PageBreakItems, and SectionHeaderItems).
setIncludesYear(enableYear)DateItemSets whether the date item includes a year setting.
setPoints(points)DateItemSets the number of points a gradeable item is worth.
setRequired(enabled)DateItemSets whether the respondent must answer the question.
setTitle(title)DateItemSets the item's title (sometimes called header text, in the case of a SectionHeaderItem).

Detailed documentation

createResponse(response)

Creates a new ItemResponse for this date item. The time fields of the Date object are ignored; by default, only the year, month, and day fields are used. If setIncludesYear(enabled) is set to false, the year is ignored as well.

Parameters

NameTypeDescription
responseDatea Date object that represents a month, day, and possibly year

Return

ItemResponse — the item response


duplicate()

Creates a copy of this item and appends it to the end of the form.

Return

DateItem — a duplicate of this DateItem, for chaining


getGeneralFeedback()

Returns the feedback that is shown to respondents when they respond to a gradeable question.

Return

QuizFeedback — the feedback, if any.


getHelpText()

Gets the item's help text (sometimes called description text for layout items like ImageItems, PageBreakItems, and SectionHeaderItems).

Return

String — the item's help text or description text


getId()

Gets the item's unique identifier.

Return

Integer — the item's ID


getIndex()

Gets the index of the item among all the items in the form.

Return

Integer — the index of the item


getPoints()

Returns the point value of a gradeable item.

Return

Integer — the number of points a question is worth.


getTitle()

Gets the item's title (sometimes called header text, in the case of a SectionHeaderItem).

Return

String — the item's title or header text


getType()

Gets the item's type, represented as an ItemType.

Return

ItemType — the item's type


includesYear()

Determines whether the date item includes a year option.

Return

Booleantrue if the date includes a year setting; false if not


isRequired()

Determines whether the respondent must answer the question.

Return

Boolean — whether the respondent must answer the question


setGeneralFeedback(feedback)

Sets the feedback to be shown to respondents when they respond to a gradeable question that doesn't have a correct or incorrect answer (ie questions that require manual grading).

Parameters

NameTypeDescription
feedbackQuizFeedbackthe new feedback

Return

DateItem — this DateItem, for chaining


setHelpText(text)

Sets the item's help text (sometimes called description text for layout items like ImageItems, PageBreakItems, and SectionHeaderItems).

Parameters

NameTypeDescription
textStringthe new help text

Return

DateItem — this DateItem, for chaining


setIncludesYear(enableYear)

Sets whether the date item includes a year setting. The default for new date items is true.

Parameters

NameTypeDescription
enableYearBooleantrue if the date includes a year setting; false if not

Return

DateItem — this DateItem, for chaining


setPoints(points)

Sets the number of points a gradeable item is worth. The default for new items is 0.

Parameters

NameTypeDescription
pointsIntegerthe number of a points a question item is worth

Return

DateItem — this DateItem, for chaining


setRequired(enabled)

Sets whether the respondent must answer the question.

Parameters

NameTypeDescription
enabledBooleanwhether the respondent must answer the question

Return

DateItem — the current item (for chaining)


setTitle(title)

Sets the item's title (sometimes called header text, in the case of a SectionHeaderItem).

Parameters

NameTypeDescription
titleStringthe new title or header text

Return

DateItem — this DateItem, for chaining

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