Request to have the option to turn off/lock the Unique Name of a field even if the Label/Question is modified.

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    Asked on February 14, 2018 at 04:26 PM

    After assigning a unique variable name to a field if I rename the question on that form, jotForm will automatically rename the field variable.

    This behavior is rather undesirable in my opinion, as it can break many things on a form, reports, texts where that variable is used or calculations without user being aware.

    I understand the desire for variables to reflect the question, but I do not think they should be changed after the user takes the time to assign a custom variable to a field.

    This has caused significant headaches for us, as questions tend to go through many revisions while variable names do not.


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    Answered on February 14, 2018 at 06:05 PM

    I agree with you, this might be troublesome for users that uses the Unique Names to prepopulate fields or pass a data from another form.

    I will escalate this to our Developers and add this as a Feature request.

    Please take note that we have an APP which will automatically generate a pre-populated URL which might be useful when you rename a whole lot of fields.

    Thank you, we will notify you on this thread if this request is approved or will be added.