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    Hidden/ Admin Fields

    Asked by kevinomalley on January 05, 2012 at 06:53 AM

    I'd like to add a few hidden fields to the end of my form for admin purposes. The hidden text box isn't ideal as I'd like them to be radio buttons and date fields to indicate that something has been done and when it was carried out. Can this be done (either natively or with some CSS tweaking)?

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by NeilVicente on January 05, 2012 at 12:13 PM

    I have previously submitted a ticket for such a feature request - i.e., the ability to insert fields that are viewable only to form administrators. Unfortunately, our development's team workload has been very heavy lately. Thus, we cannot guarantee a timeframe as to when a feature becomes implemented, if at all.

    Here's a workaround I'd like to suggest:

    Hide your "admin fields" from front end users' view using conditions. You can probably add a textbox in your form then show the "admin felds" if the correct code is entered.




    Your users will not be able to see the admin fields you added. They can only see the "admin only" textbox.

    When you go to your submissions page, edit the submission then type in the codes you have configured in the conditions so that the hidden admin fields will appear.


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    Answered by kevinomalley on January 06, 2012 at 07:23 AM

    Thanks for this- it works great- loving jotform by the way

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    Answered by certipma on January 01, 2017 at 09:33 AM

    The problem with this it that after submit button is pressed the passcode is recorded on the "Admin-only" field and when the respondent open the form the submit button will be visivle.

    I tryed clearing the "Admin-only" field after submited has been pressed but I had no lucky.

    Any clues? my best.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Jan on January 01, 2017 at 01:00 PM


    I created a separate thread for your issue. Please wait for our reply on this thread: https://www.jotform.com/answers/1022989. Thank you.