The dynamic date range is a standalone control that offers a choice of absolute and relative dates, using different offsets from the current date.
When to Use
Use the dynamic date range if:
- You want to let users choose from a flexible set of absolute and relative dates and date ranges.
- Your use case requires relative dates.
Do not use the dynamic date range if:
- Users need to select a date range manually and can do this with simple date range selection.
The dynamic date range has two main components:
- Input with a button
- Dropdown list with options
The control offers 29 default options for selecting dates, which cover different use cases.
- Date range
- Year to date
- Date to year
- Last x days / weeks / months / quarters / years
- Next x days / weeks / months / quarters / years
- Today -x / +y
- This week
- Last week
- Next week
- This month
- Last month
- Next month
- This quarter
- Last quarter
- Next quarter
- First quarter
- Second quarter
- Third quarter
- Fourth quarter
- This year
- Last year
- Next year
Application development teams can also implement custom options and plug them into the control.
Behavior and Interaction
If the user selects an option that requires specific user input, a subscreen opens for entering the values.
The existing date picker control is used for selecting dates.
The dynamic date control also comes with more complex options for selecting relative dates. For example, “Today -x / +y” days allows users to enter a timeframe that includes the current day by entering the number of days before “today” and the number of days after “today”.
- Only offer options that are relevant for your use case.
- You can also add your own values, if necessary.
- If you use your own values, provide human readable text.