Can I have a hidden date field so that when the form is sent I see the date but the user doesn't have to enter it or even see it?

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    awhitted
    Asked on December 17, 2010 at 08:49 AM

    Can I have a hidden date field so that when the form is sent I see the date but the user doesn't have to enter it or even see it?

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    aytekin
    Answered on December 17, 2010 at 10:19 AM

    Yes, you can have a hidden field and you can populate it from URL. However, it would be a regular text field. It would not be a date field. But that's OK, because you can enter a date into a regular text field.

     

    To add a hidden questions to your form open the "Power Tools" toolbox on the left side and then add a "Hidden" field to your form.

    To pre-populate this hidden field add "?fieldname=value&" to the URL of a form.  Here is an example:

    http://www.jotform.com/form/1943702801?namefield=test1&datefield=1/1/2011


    To find out what is the field name for a particular question, you must see the source code of the form.