How To: Populate a date/time field with the current date/time in ArcPad
When using ArcPad, adding a date/time stamp in the attribute table provides valuable information. This information can be collected without custom scripting. The following instructions describe how to populate a date/time field in ArcPad.
In ArcMap, navigate to the Table of Contents, right-click the layer and select Attribute Table.
In the attribute table, go to Table Options and click Add Field.
In the Add Field dialog box, click the Type drop-down arrow and select Date.
Add Field dialog box
On the ArcPad Data Manager toolbar, click the Get Data For ArcPad button to open the wizard.
• If working with a geodatabase feature class, use the check out option called Check out for disconnected editing in ArcPad.
• If working with a shapefile, use the check out option called Export as background data (to Shapefile) and select Make Editable.
Note: Geodatabase feature classes can support both date and time information in the date field, while shapefiles only support date information.