Is their anyway to force a hidden field to remain hidden in the submissions?

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    Asked on September 29, 2019 at 09:46 PM

    Hi All

    I add a hidden text field to my documents via the Jotform API

    This field is the unique identifier (guid) of the client in my database

    It is hidden on the form the client fills out, but the value is displayed on the Submission when I view it

    Both in jotform submissions page and also when I view in a browser

    Is their anyway to force a hidden field to remain hidden in the submissions


    Steve Francis

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    Answered on September 29, 2019 at 10:29 PM

    Hello Steve,

    I can see the Hidden field below the Signature field on the form "Professional Physical Therapy Consent Template". You can try to restrict access to this new API from your account settings, however, I am not sure that it can be hidden completely. 


    Just a query though: If you want to hide this unique code/ID from your Submission also, what is the purpose of adding this into the form? Do you want to remove it from the email also?


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    Answered on September 30, 2019 at 01:07 AM

    Hi Gerard

    I am looking to implement the Jotform API into my Salon Software program

    My clients are requesting that I provide an electronic document feature into the software so I have been researching the different options and I am leaning towards Jotform

    The emailing of the form and receipt of the Submission will be done via the Jotform API in my program

    Just before the form is emailed to a client for filling out, I set the hidden field value in code via the API

    To ensure I can accurately match the client in my database I set the hidden field value to their unique identifier (guid)

    The hidden field is then used to match the client when the submission is received via the Jotform API

    Allowing me to save the details in a database table with the correct client guid 

    So it never needs to be visible, as it is only used by the Jotform API within my software



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    Answered on September 30, 2019 at 02:04 AM

    In your custom page, you can hide the field that you have hidden in the Form. The API call to get the submissions would give you all the values in the result.

    You must be handling the API call response somewhere, there you can hide the field.

    Let us know if you have further questions.