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    Can you change the field ID or Name?

    Asked by Almunawwara on March 12, 2012 at 06:42 PM

    Can you change the field ID or Name?



    This is a re-post of a comment on How to find field IDs and names

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    Answered by idarktech on March 12, 2012 at 06:49 PM

    Hi,

    No, it's not possible to change field ID's. Field ID's are automatically generated and save on your form's database, once it's changed the form will never work anymore.

    Thanks.

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    Answered by Appèl@Work on June 10, 2013 at 08:36 AM

    it would be nice if we could identify the e-mail field through the same id in every form, this would enable us to prefab a function to pre populate them through the querystring parameters.

    will it ever be possible? or should we generate e-mail fileds untill for example 'email7' is reached ;-)

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    Answered by sidharth_kch on June 10, 2013 at 08:58 AM

    @Appel@Work

    I don't think that will be possible. If you need to have the same id for your fields, you may have to create a template form and add all the fields with the ids. Now you can clone this form and add other fields so that the input Id of old fields remains same.

    Hope this helps.

    Thanks,

    Sidharth

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    Answered by bunkle on September 03, 2013 at 02:41 PM

    Oaky, seriously. 

    How do you change the field name? 

    I mean I *gotta* be able to change the field name, right?  Not talking id, talking name.  And when creating a field I get to name the field, don't I? 

    Not being able to name and rename the fields is just *way* too much of on the developers and the programmers that will be required to always modify their program to the jot form, and never be able to eith edit jot forms to the program or have both be consistent with guildlines.

     

    Seriously.  I *have* to be able to name the fields and to change the names of the fields once named.

     

    Thanks.

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    Answered by khrisell on September 03, 2013 at 04:09 PM

    Hello bunkle,

    Kindly open a new thread for your inquiry, so we can better track the issues, requests and solutions users are having. Also, to assist you better and avoid confusion. You can copy/paste the inquiry from here and the best title for that is How can I change the field name?

    Thank you and looking forward to assist you.