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    direct link to edit form w/ super powers

    Asked by jabmedia on August 17, 2011 at 12:52 AM

    I currently have a project manager access and edit some forms without logging into my account. So currently she gets a link to edit each form (it's automated in the autoreply email) The link ends with: &mode=edit


    My question, I'd like her to be able to edit a hidden field that is only accessable logging into jotforms.. Is there a little extra code I can add to the URL to make it a super-power link so she could edit even hidden fields without having to log into my account?

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    Answered by NeilVicente on August 17, 2011 at 05:36 AM


    Unfortunately, the edit link works differently from a regular form url, so url parameters won't work. The only solution I can think of is by replacing the hidden box with a conditionally hidden text box.

    You may implement conditions that will unhide this text box when a certain field contains a secrect word or character. You may use an existing field in your form to remain inconspicuous to your users, such as the "Other Stuff" text area in one of your forms.


    Now, what she needs to do is add the secret code in the text area to reveal the hidden text box. I have to warn you though, condition parameters are visible in the form's source code. That is the reason why it's better to use an existing field instead of a new one just for this purpose, so that form users won't feel curious enough to pry on your form to find a "secret code" somewhere.

    Hope this helps.


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    Answered by jabmedia on August 17, 2011 at 05:37 AM

    Got it... thanks for the work-around!