How to make Unique Number field value visible

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    AgilityAssoc.Canada
    Asked on August 30, 2017 at 10:10 AM

    Hi,

    On my form 52745887899988 I have a unique number field (#input_19). I have tried to injecting css to make it visible with no luck.

    I also tried creating a new field with condition to copy the unique value + 1 into it but that didn't capture the unique number value.

    As I understand it the unique value is not created until the submit button is used then it increments by 1 from the last value.

    Is there anyway to display what the value will be when submitted? I can see there would be a conflict if two or more people are filling the form at the same time. So perhaps this is not possible.

    Thank you,

    Robert

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    AgilityAssoc.Canada
    Answered on August 30, 2017 at 10:29 AM

    Hi,

    I think I found the answer in a older thread. Unique-Number-which-can-be-displayed

    Not possible

    Unless you can offer an option I will just go with what I have.

    Regards, Robert

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    BJoanna
    Answered on August 30, 2017 at 12:14 PM

    It is not possible to show a Unique ID field on the form. The field is hidden by default. Also, the unique value will be generated when the form is submitted. 

    There is a workaround and for this workaround you will have to use a basic field that will contain default 'start' value of your Unique ID field, Submission counter widget and Form Calculation widget. 

    You can calculate a basic field and submission counter widget and display a result in the calculation widget that will represent a value that a Unique ID field will generate.

    How to Perform Form Calculation Using a Widget

    Here is my demo form: https://form.jotformpro.com/72415202218950 

    Feel free to test it and clone it

    Hope this meet what you are looking for. 

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    AgilityAssoc.Canada
    Answered on September 06, 2017 at 10:30 AM

    Hi,

    Thank you for the option. I don't see this working for the same reasons. It will fall out of step if people submit at the same time. I think I will go with what I have.

    best regards,

    Robert