While there might not be a ton of ways to use this, I found myself wanting a way to get today’s date in case I needed to compare it to something else. However, this functionality wasn’t present natively in a way that worked for the way I wanted it.
If you take the simplest, most direct approach, you’d include a date question, label it “Today’s date” or something, and toggle the default to be today’s date. However, this shows the respondent the extraneous question. You also don’t want them to modify that date if you’re counting on it to be set to today’s date since today can never change, really. But, there’s no read-only option on a date question like there is with a price question.
So, I figured out a way to make it hidden by tricking the visibility logic and giving me my artificial hidden, read-only date that always read today.
You can check it out, along with a small write-up as to how it works: