Is it possible to hide a field? a check box for example

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    Asked on April 27, 2011 at 12:56 AM

    I would like to mark a submitted form as "Not Completed" and when I process the request I would like to change the "Completed".  This field would be hidden from the person submitting the form, and on the report page I can toggle it.

    I've created a form ( using the conditional feature, but I ended up with some kind of a circular reference and I cannot update the field.  But I don't want to add another field to use as the key for the hidden field. 

    The name of the form is Field Request Form



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    Answered on April 27, 2011 at 04:45 AM


    You can use the hidden box field under Power Tools.  This field will not show up in the form when being filled up.

    You can set the default value of the hidden box by clicking the Default Value and entering your preferred value to show in your submissions.


    Now, You can edit your submissions in two different ways.

    1.  Putting an Edit Link in your email notification: Click the image to view larger on a new window

    2. Or you can go to your submissions page and clicking the edit icon to edit the content of the submission in the white background area with the editable fields:

    If you have any other concens or questions, please let us know.


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    Answered on May 01, 2011 at 04:03 PM
    Thanks for the response. I finally got around on using and testing
    the techniques you outlined below, and I have couple of comments/questions.
    - Is is possible to change the size (width and height) of the hidden box on
    the form?
    - Is is possible to hide an HTML capable box, so rich text can be stored in
    - When trying to edit the hidden box using the edit_link on an email
    notification, the hidden text is not visible, so it cannot be edited, is
    there something I need to do to edit the field?
    - When editing the hidden box under submissions, I have to enter the text,
    then submit the form again, is it possible to add the text
    without submitting?
    This would be useful when using this field as the response for a question.
    What I\'m trying to do, is to answer questions posted on our web site and
    keep the response with the question such that we could build a \"knowledge
    base\" or FAQ. Is there a better way to do this using JotForm?
    Thanks for your support.
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    Answered on May 01, 2011 at 10:39 PM

    Hi Jorge

    Would using the CSS display property help? If so, you can hide specific elements of your form by using injected custom CSS (Form Builder > Setup & Embed > Preferences > Form Styles > Inject Custom CSS). Firebug is quite useful in determining which HTML class or ID needs to be targetted.

    Just adding my 2 cent's worth.