I'm trying to add 2 text fields in Low Search for users to select a beginning and end date for an event search. I'm basing my events off of entry_date instead of a custom field (though I could run a custom field if it's easier).

    <label for="start_on">From</label>
    <input type="text" class="datepicker" placeholder="From" name="start_on">

    <label for="stop_before">To</label>
    <input type="text" class="datepicker" placeholder="To" name="stop_before">

When I enter my dates (currenty being returned in YYYY-MM-DD format, search results return nothing. I'm feeling a bit lost on how to get low search to read my start_on and stop_before limits.

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Both the start_on and stop_before parameters need this format: YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM, as per the native docs. If you make sure the fields are in that format before the form is submitted, it should work.

  • Got stuck on this one too!
    – Blair
    Commented Mar 9, 2017 at 17:18

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