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  • Difficulty Level : Basic
  • Last Updated : 27 Apr, 2022

The Input Datetime name property is used for setting or returning the value of the name attribute of a datetime field. 
The form data which has been submitted to the server can be identified by the name attribute. The name attribute is also used for referencing form data on the client-side using Javascript.

Syntax: 

  • For returning the name property:
datetimeObject.name
  • For setting the name property:
datetimeObject.name = name

Property Value: 

  • name: It is used to specify the name of the datetime field.

Return Values: It returns a string value which specify the name of the Input Datetime field. 

Below program illustrates the Datetime name property :
Example 1: Getting the name of a datetime field. 

HTML




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Input Datetime name Property in HTML</title>
    <style>
      h1 {
        color: green;
      }
 
      h2 {
        font-family: Impact;
      }
 
      body {
        text-align: center;
      }
    </style>
  </head>
 
  <body>
    <h1>GeeksforGeeks</h1>
    <h2>Input Datetime name Property</h2>
    <br />
    Date of Birth:
    <input type="datetime" id="Test_Datetime" name="DOB" />
 
     
<p>
      To display the value of the name attribute of the datetime field,
      double-click the "Return Name" button.
    </p>
 
 
    <button ondblclick="My_Datetime()">Return Name</button>
 
    <p id="test"></p>
 
 
    <script>
      function My_Datetime() {
        var n = document.getElementById("Test_Datetime").name;
        document.getElementById("test").innerHTML = n;
      }
    </script>
  </body>
</html>

Output: 
Before:

After clicking the button:
 

Example 2: Below code sets the date name property. 

HTML




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Input Datetime name Property in HTML</title>
    <style>
      h1 {
        color: green;
      }
 
      h2 {
        font-family: Impact;
      }
 
      body {
        text-align: center;
      }
    </style>
  </head>
 
  <body>
    <h1>GeeksforGeeks</h1>
    <h2>Input Datetime name Property</h2>
    <br />
    Date of Birth:
    <input type="datetime" id="Test_Datetime" name="DOB" />
 
     
<p>
      To Set the value of the name attribute of the datetime field, double-click
      the "Return Name" button.
    </p>
 
 
    <button ondblclick="My_Datetime()">Set Name</button>
 
    <p id="test"></p>
 
 
    <script>
      function My_Datetime() {
        var n = (document.getElementById("Test_Datetime").name =
          "date of birth");
        document.getElementById("test").innerHTML = n;
      }
    </script>
  </body>
</html>

Output:

Before:

After clicking the button:

Note: The <input type=”datetime”> element does not show any datetime field/calendar in any major browsers, except Safari.

Supported Web Browsers 

  • Apple Safari
  • Internet Explorer
  • Firefox
  • Google Chrome
  • Opera

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