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    Permanently hiding field from showing up in report

    Asked by cineunit on June 15, 2016 at 09:33 AM


    Is there a way to hide specific and/or hidden fields from ever showing up on reports without losing the 'Hide empty fields' function? I'm aware of altering the email template option but that kills the benefit of automatically skipping everything empty which is of great value to me. 

    I would like to be able to tell specific fields that they shouldn't appear on reports at all since they are used just for background calculations.


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    Answered by victor on June 15, 2016 at 11:00 AM

    When creating a report, you can select all or certain fields that you would like to be displayed. You just require to uncheck all the fields that you do not require.

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    Answered by cineunit on June 29, 2016 at 10:45 AM


    I actually meant not in reports but in the emails i get which i receive after someone has filled out the form. i have hidden fields which i use for calculations which although i have selected to hide unfilled fields from emails are still showing up because technically they are filled out by calculations. is there any way to hide them?


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    Answered by victor on June 29, 2016 at 11:43 AM

    Thank you for the clarification. Since the fields are filled by default it will be shown in the notification. You would need to manually remove the field manually.

    You can delete rows from the table using the DELETE ROW option in the toolbar. Just select the row you wish to remove and press the button

    Please let us know if this helps.

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    Answered by cineunit on June 29, 2016 at 11:48 AM

    but this would eliminate the auto hide option for empty fields, wouldn't it?

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    Answered by Kevin_G on June 29, 2016 at 01:14 PM

    I just have tested the suggestion given by my colleague above and I could see that deleting a row will not show empty fields. 

    You may try this and you should not get empty fields in your emails, please do let us know how it goes.