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    Field ID for Textarea Fields is not in question properties

    Asked by ssmediator on June 09, 2013 at 03:12 AM

    Some fields do not show their  #input_   in the Show Properties page.  For example, in my form 31438284649160, where do I find it for the Message field?

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    Answered by pinoytech on June 09, 2013 at 03:21 AM


    By using Inspect Elements feature of Google Chrome, you'll find all fields IDs. For your Message field, the id is #input_7

    Please take a look at this video: http://www.screencast.com/t/lKR9L9vqvH

    If you need further assistance, do let us know.

    Thank you!

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    Answered by ssmediator on June 09, 2013 at 03:34 AM

    And what about with Firefox? That is what I use.

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    Answered by ssmediator on June 09, 2013 at 03:42 AM

    By the way, I took a look at Google Chrome from another PC and, OMG, there is no way I can find an #input_ information data for a field--there is way too much computer jibberish to wade through!  I hope there is a better way with Firefox!

    A suggestion: put the info in the Properties page of each field.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Morian on June 09, 2013 at 04:56 AM

    Firefox unfortunately does not have the Inspect Element feature like Chrome that's why Chrome, because of that and several other reasons, is our preferred browser.

    I'll make sure to refer this to our developers, to have every field - Message box included - have the ID in the Properties. Thanks!

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    Answered by ssmediator on June 09, 2013 at 01:17 PM

    Thanks pinoytech for the video explanation!  I see now that doing it that way is easier than I thought!

    Morian, I did find that Firefox v20 has the Inspect Element; so now it will be easy to find the ID numbers.  Thanks for passing along my suggestion, which should still be a big help to everyone.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by NeilVicente on June 10, 2013 at 10:59 AM

    Fixed. Please do note, however, that it will only display field details for Plain Text and Fullscreen modes.

    The Rich Text mode is a different beast and we strongly advise against customizing it.


    Have a great day!

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    Answered by ssmediator on June 10, 2013 at 01:49 PM

    OK; thanks!