I want to pass in default values in the First and Last Name field

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    Asked on June 30, 2020 at 09:26 PM

    I have a First Name and Last Name field (which is hidden and read-only) in my form: https://www.jotform.com/build/201765631215147

    I entered some values for the Placeholder for both First and Last name BUT it is not showing up in the Form Submission, and I do not know why...

    I do not want the person filling the form to see or be able to change these fields. I just want to pass their name into the fields, so that their name shows up in the submission email.


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    Answered on July 01, 2020 at 01:42 AM


    Thank you for contacting Support.

    Placeholders are short hints that describe the expected value of an input field (e.g. a sample value or a short description of the expected format).

    What you would need is a Default Value for your field. Unfortunately, you can't add default value on the Full Name field, unless you prepopulate the fields via URL parameters.

    You might want to consider using a Short Text field instead.

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    Please give it a try and if you have further questions, let us know.