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    Feature Request: How to hide questions

    Asked by alliphil on July 03, 2012 at 10:49 AM

    Hi there,

    I know there's a "hidden box" option but it doesn't give me the flexibility as with other types of questions (pull-downs, checkboxes, date fields, etc)

    Is there a way to create any type of question then mark it as "hidden" on a form?

    If there isn't, I'd like to request that feature for sure.  Thanks!

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by jonathan on July 03, 2012 at 12:25 PM

    Hi,

    You can. By injecting CSS code, you can make fields/labels not display on the form. But I can tell you right away that since it is 'hidden', there is no way the form user will interact with it.

    The only purpose of the hidden field is to have a field with a determined value on it, so that you can make use of it in the submissions and notifications.

    Example, the date/time field can have a default value, then you make it hidden. When this form is submitted, you can make use of the date value in your notification as a date of submission tracking date field.

    Here is a sample form . It uses this CSS to hde the date/time field

    #id_4 {visibility:hidden;}

    Hope this help. Please inform us if have further inquiry.

    Thanks.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by jonathan on July 03, 2012 at 12:27 PM

    I have to add. You can check the submission notification of the sample form here

    Thanks.

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    Answered by alliphil on July 03, 2012 at 01:53 PM

    I don't want the user to interact with the hidden question.  I want to use it for my own tracking purposes and need more flexibility with taht.

    CSS code? Ick!!

    Alright, I'll check out that option when I'm feeling like I wanna mess around with code.  That'll be no time soon.  :) 

    But if you ever make this easier (like adding a simple setting for each question to display or hide), do let me know.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Mike_T on July 03, 2012 at 05:10 PM

    You may check the following articles to find some more information about using injected CSS Code:

    How to Inject Custom CSS Codes

    Customize your Form using Custom CSS Codes

    I have also created a feature request ticket to have the hidden option implemented. However, I can not say when or if this request will be processed by our Development Team.

    We will update this thread once we get any news.