User Guide

How to Find Field IDs and Names

Last Update: July 18, 2017

Customizing the appearance of your fields using CSS is a common task in JotForm. Now, finding the field ID has been made easier, allowing for smoother customization of every bit of your form. Instead of using Firebug or viewing the source code through the Browser Console, you can simply check the field properties.

Watch the short video or follow the text-based guide below to know how.

1. In the Form Builder, select a field and click the GEAR icon to open its properties window.

2. Go to the ADVANCED tab.

3. Scroll down to the very bottom and click FIELD DETAILS.

4. A small section will open up where the UNIQUE NAME and FIELD IDs are displayed.

Was this easy for you? If you have any questions or suggestions, please share them in the comments section below.


  • Almunawwara

    Can you change the field ID or Name?

  • dectro

    How do you find the ID of an picture or image. When I click on properties I don't see it.

  • dude_guy_boy

    i cant find the id

  • robertswalker

    What version does this? My locally hosted version does not have this


    How do you find the name of a select.???

  • Ramathon

    Can I change the ID name? as I want to export the .csv and import into a database but require it to match my ID field name.

  • benbftg

    How do I change the field ID name COLOR?

  • sgonzal

    Why is it that in the Properties window, the 'Name:' values have brackets? ex:{name1}.

    Are they part of the input field name?

    This is somewhat confusing. If these brackets are not part of the field name, then why have them there? They are not in the ID field detail value.

  • WaxLily

    Field Details not appearing under Properties for me as well.

  • ibogatreatmentclinic

    ndon't see any checkmarks in the check boxes from my form results?

  • HuiSan

    I too can't find the field details for some of the labels/field. I want to remove the rule(line) dividing Step 5 and Upload Images. I can;t find the field ID to inject CSS to it. It's not appearing on Properties.

  • toriqul1976

    Thanks, it worked.

  • leandromartinz

    It is very weird for me , I managed to change it in the Jotform page but on the website the name id field it is half of the size. :/

  • hatzbs

    I can only EDIT properties, I cannot SHOW properties & therefore can not LOCATE FIELD ID. Please advise. What I do is
    1. edit my form
    2. click on properties icon for my field
    3. voila - EDIT properties; nothing about SHOW or field names.

  • Toriqul Byron

    This feature used to work for me in the old way displayed on video. But new one way is not working at all. Can you plz check what I am doing wrong and provide me feedback at your earliest? My forms name are:Sales order form and Technical work log.
    Thanks a lot.

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  • gesturepoke

    How does the keyboard shortcut for getting all the field names work on a mac? Shift+Cmd+I doesn't seems to be working for me.

  • PiggyPlex

    Hi, is there a way to find the ID of an upload field so that i can give the person the link

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