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    Suggestion. Allow the use of "calculate" in a hidden field

    Asked by NRCsupport on February 15, 2014 at 04:27 AM

    I am building the url for my thankyou page in a calculated field, so that each time one of the fields to be passed in the url is changed the thankyou page url gets modifed accordingly. I would like to be able to do this in a hidden field, so it would be nice to be able to use calculate within a hidden field.

    I have a workaround, using a pair of form collapses around the field - but that is rather clumsy.

    Thanks, John

    hidden workaround thanks form collapses
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Welvin on February 15, 2014 at 08:29 AM

    Hi John,

    Let me add this thread to our feature request list. Unfortunately, I cannot say a timeframe and if there is a possibility that our developers would consider adding this in the future. You should be notified via this thread if there are progress.

    For now, your workaround should work best for your purpose :)

    Thanks

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    Answered by NRCsupport on February 15, 2014 at 10:43 AM

    Actually in some ways my work around might be easier. In fact it is a goos alternative to fields being defined as hidden. Because when debugging it can be useful to see the fields - so just go into JotForm and alter the state from closed to open.

    Thanks,

       John

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    Answered by NRCsupport on February 24, 2014 at 07:32 AM

    Thanks very much. Is that a very newly added feature? I didn't notice it before.

    Is this similar to using the hidden field widget?

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    Answered by NRCsupport on February 24, 2014 at 08:06 AM

    Great, thank you.

    Is there any possibility to automatically exclude these fields from autoresponse emails? I know that I can edit the field list for the email, but according to the on screen documentation, doing this prevents unfilled fields being omitted from the email automatically.

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    Answered by NRCsupport on February 24, 2014 at 10:38 AM

    Ok, will do.