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    Hidden Box as a Review feature

    Asked by WKCompliance on January 20, 2016 at 06:33 AM

    Hi there,

    When using a hidden box, is there anyway to use this as a review feature without having to click through our entire form? 

    For instance would it be possible to have hidden boxes on the first page of our form and rather than having to click 'cancel edit' on this page could we just save from there?

    Many thanks,


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    Answered by Charlie on January 20, 2016 at 10:17 AM

    I presume your reviewers are using the "Edit" mode in your submissions page, is that correct? To fill out the hidden field and save the changes, it needs to be resubmitted.

    The only way that I can see this is to have separate submit buttons on each hidden review fields.


    I will then setup a conditional logic to only show or display that specific submit button when the hidden review input fields are filled out.


    I'm not sure if this is the correct way to do it as I am not quite familiar with your work flow process.

    Another way to update the submissions is using API, although you'll need a developer to setup a specific script that will give you this functionality. Example, the developer will create a specific website page where the script is stored, the script has an HTML form that is directly linked to an API script that will update your submission based on the inputs on the HTML form. Here's the specific section of that API functionality: http://api.jotform.com/docs/#post-submission-id 

    I hope that helps.