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    Show Hidden Fields via Edit Submission link

    Asked by criterions on August 28, 2015 at 10:00 AM

    I have a hidden field on a form that seems to work well. It doesn't show when users fill out the form, only when you click on SUBMISSIONS and then edit the form does the hidden field show.

    However, I'd like to be able to have the hidden field show when click on the 'Edit Form' link in the email notification that is sent. Currently, this does not happen.

    Am I doing something wrong?

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    Answered by Sammy on August 28, 2015 at 01:01 PM

    Just to clarify your question, do you want the hidden field to be shown when the edit form link is shown?

    If you are using conditions to hide/show the field this will be enforced according to the rules you set up.

    If you set the property of the field to hidden in the form designer, it will remain hidden throughout.

    By default inf the form submissions edit mode all fields will be shown since its in adminstrative mode for your submissions

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    Answered by criterions on August 28, 2015 at 01:22 PM

    Thanks for the reply. I have a hidden field (bottom of form) that I'd like to be visible when I click the 'edit submission' link from the email notification. Is there anyway to have that happen?

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    Answered by Sammy on August 28, 2015 at 02:36 PM

    You can create a field where you enter a particular code, you can then use conditions to evaluate if the code matches then the hidden field will be made visible using the conditions for show/hide fields.

    Please let us know if this will work for you in this case

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    Answered by robinbruce on October 21, 2015 at 11:22 AM

    Hello - can i pass the code to the field via a url param in edit mode?

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    Answered by Sammy on October 21, 2015 at 12:47 PM

    At the moment it is not possible to add you own parameter to the edit submissions link since this link is dynamically generated.

    Also passing any value in edit ode will result in it being replaced by values from the server, for example in this form I'm getting the parameter for the mode.


    The field value will flash for a second and disappear since the blank value is loaded form the server side and replacing the parameter i god.

    I will let you know if I find any workaround doe this.