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    What is the hidden box for in form builder - does the text included come through when forms are submitted?

    Asked by creativecatapult on March 21, 2011 at 02:06 PM
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    Answered by brx250 on March 21, 2011 at 09:05 PM

     

    Hi there,

    To answer your second question first, Yes.The value in the box is also submitted.

    Hidden boxes are usually used to store information that you wouldn't want the user to see. One good application is adding additional security to your forms. You add a hidden box then populate it with a default value that no one else knows. This way if someone tries to spoof or clone your form you can verify if it is authentic or not. The data is hidden from plain sight so if you get a submission with an inaccurate or invalid value you'll know.

     

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    Answered by aytekin on March 22, 2011 at 12:59 AM

    Another use case is Conditions. You can send a value from form URL and populate that value on a hidden field. Then you can run conditions to check the value of that hidden field.

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    Answered by Swags on June 23, 2011 at 09:53 AM

    aytekin,

    by this do you mean you can have what someone selected on a different form populate the value of the hidden box?  If so, how do you do this?  Becuase that is EXACTLY what i am trying to do!

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    Answered by NeilVicente on June 25, 2011 at 12:45 AM

    @Swags

    What you want to do can be accomplished by using send post data feature of Jotform, url query strings, and some custom php scripting. Please visit this discussion thread for more information on how to achieve that.


    Neil