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    How can the auto-responder email show only fields that are shown/hidden during the form filling?

    Asked by zdmdesigns on July 13, 2010 at 03:33 PM

    Is it possible to have only the form fields that are filled show up in the auto-responder email?  For example, I have fields that only show up dependent upon a previous answer, but in the auto-responder email, all fields show up.  The dependent fields appear blank.  This can be confusing to customers.  If there isnt a way to hide the fields in the email, is there a way to have a default value fo something like N/A show up in the email?



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    Answered by aytekin on July 14, 2010 at 08:44 AM

    No, it is not possible to auto-hide a label and the answer on the auto-responder emails.

    But, you can edit the auto-responder email. So, if you do not include the labels, then the fields would only be shown if there is an entry on it. Example:


    Field: {field1}

    Option Field: {optionalField1}



    Field: {field1} {optionalField1}


    If you do it this way the user will not be aware of {optionalField1} if it is empty.

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    Answered by zdmdesigns on July 23, 2010 at 11:25 PM

    Thank you. 

    By the way, I absolutely love your product.  It is obvious that you have put much time and thought into your work.  The quality is top-notch. 

    I literally feel guilty using your free service bcause the quality of your service is so great.  I will definately upgrade to your premium service when my newly formed business is able to sustain the cost.  Thank you so much much for an awsome product and great customer service!



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    Answered by aytekin on July 26, 2010 at 07:21 AM

    Thanks Zechariah for your nice comments. :) 

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    Answered by avtoritet on April 09, 2011 at 08:28 PM
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    Answered by jeremythornton on June 14, 2012 at 07:47 PM

    I know this question was from a couple years back, but I was wondering If it is possible to only send fields with values not equal to zero in the auto responder email.

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    Answered by jeanettebmz on June 14, 2012 at 08:04 PM


    Actually the email template cannot be changed dynamically as you suggest, a workaround would be to create several templates to be sent based on a Conditional Logic

    For example : 

    IF  {field x}  is FILLED, then   SEND {Email Template} to {email}



    You can choose which fields would be included on each Template


    I hope you find this workaround suitable to your particular case.

    If you still need assistance. Please open a new thread so we can respond to your request in a more efficient manner