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    In what kind of scenario would you recommend using the hide option in advanced properties?

    Asked by SOSStLucia on May 15, 2017 at 06:55 PM
    in what kind of scenario would you recommend using the hide option in advanced properties?
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    Answered by BDAVID on May 15, 2017 at 07:05 PM

    You can use the hide option from the advanced properties when it is not necessary to show the field, but will still have a big role to play in the form's functionality.

    For example, you might need to create calculations in your form, and pass the total to your integrated payment's gateway: https://www.jotform.com/help/275-How-to-Pass-a-Calculation-to-a-Payment-Field 

    The PayPal field gets the amount from the field called "Total Fee":

    However, you might not like showing the total amount twice, that's when you can simply hide that field, and the form will still work the same:

    If you have another question, please open a new thread, we will be glad to assist you.