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    Unique ID widget: Make the hidden field shown

    Asked by cheekyface on October 12, 2014 at 06:09 AM

    Any chance that there will ever be an easy option to just click a button in the tool bar to enable visibility for the unique ID field? 
    I'd like to use it as a coupon code generator but it's sort of useless to me as a hidden field.  I'm going to try a workaround to have the value display in another field in order to display it and hopefully I'll figure it out but if you guys have any advice I'll be looking forward to your reply.




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    Answered by Shadae on October 12, 2014 at 08:54 AM

    Hi cheekyface,

    To confirm, you would like to ability to make the Unique ID visible with the JotForm form builder?

     This request has been made before, however we are not currently working on making that happen, the reason being that it is not practical or possible. It is not known whether a user will (or how fast they will) complete a form. If three people load the form and it shows them UID_1,UID_2 and UID_3 and then the second person does not complete the form, there will be a gap in the ids. This is exactly the opposite of what the unique ID feature is designed to do. People expect the uids to be sequential.

    Our devs team may look into another way to achieve this, in the future. For the time being unique IDs are determined at the time of form submission in which case they can't be displayed within the form itself.

    Is the Unique ID meant to be used at another time, or in another form? If that is the case, you do have the option to have the Unique ID displayed in the Thank You page, as well as it can be sent to the user once the form has been completed. Please inform us if you would like to explore that option.

    Thank you.

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    Answered by mikrosha on January 21, 2016 at 10:04 AM



    Having the Unique ID displayed in the Thank You form would be awesome - can you please tell me how to do so?

    Also, can the unique ID be shown in the Autoresponder that a person who fills out the form gets in their email inbox?

    Thank you,


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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Charlie on January 21, 2016 at 11:32 AM


    I have opened a separate thread for your concern for us to better assist you. Please refer to this link instead: http://www.jotform.com/answers/752218. We will address it shortly.

    Thank you.