Hidden field is showing up in the live mode.

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    Asked on June 17, 2019 at 07:35 AM

    Field marked as hidden, but still shows up. I have no criteria to make that field show up. 

    Notice the two Recommendation fields.  This is a work around as text entry box cannot show wrap around text.  I set up "Recommendation for the next term:" as a text area = recSession field.  

    Then, set the recSession field as hidden. Unfortunately, it keeps showing up. 


    I don't understand this one. It used to work just yesterday. 

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    Answered on June 17, 2019 at 08:10 AM

    Do you wish to show the Recommendation field and pass the value to the field Recommendation for the next term? If yes, please remove the field from the condition.


    And hide it by enabling the Hide Field option.


    Here is the demo form: https://form.jotform.com/91672923572969

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    Answered on June 17, 2019 at 08:31 AM

    you got it the other way. 

    "Recommendation" field should remain hidden at all time as exactly how it was setup. 

    "Recommendation for the next term"  gets the value from "Recommendation" field. This should remain showing up ... 

     Now, the question is why I would do that!? This seems to be redundant.  The reasons is that the text input field cannot wrap long sentences. I need the text to wrap.  Thus, I have to resort to use textarea to show long sentences. That's why  I have to set up "Recommendation for the next term" as the textarea = the value from "Recommendation" field.

     If you think there is a better solution, please advise.

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    Answered on June 17, 2019 at 09:12 AM

    I am sorry, but we might need some more information on what you are trying to do. At the moment, I see that field is setup to be hidden based on self value. I'm afraid, field would be always hidden in this case. 

    Why do not you try using Long Text Entry element? It is supposed to be used if a long answer is required. 

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    Answered on June 17, 2019 at 09:27 AM

    O.. man, it was my mistake, indeed.   Sorry for bothering you with this!!! 

    ABout the long text : I am pretty sure I tried it before. But now, it is fine... Ugh!  . 

    Ugh!! I don't know how I made these simple mistakes ...  

    I think I need to take a break.! Truly appreciate your patience!


    Thank you!