adding a "hidden" field - uses?

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    topspot
    Asked on May 30, 2012 at 12:44 PM

    I tried using the hidden text field option on a form... but then not sure when it is actually visible...

    Is it only when the form is submitted?  

     

    For example:  What would be best a way to add a "For Office Use Only" field, and then later the office would add a person's payment info and date received.

     

    If the person prints the form out and sends it in with their payment instead or in addition to submitting online ... then there is no applicable field.  So, is it better to just include it under the SUBMIT button... so it's always available and visible?

     

    How do others handle this?

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    jeanettebmz
    Answered on May 30, 2012 at 09:14 PM

    Let me explain what is the puropose of a hidden field : Ussually our custmers use a hidden field to assign a unique id to each submission, for example for tracking purposes.

    In your case, I think the most suitable solution  is to setup a SHOW/HIDE conditional logic.

    I have made a form sample, for you to see how it would work.

    Below a snapshot of the printed version:

     

     

    I hope this helps to accomplis what you are looking for

     

    Jeanette