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How to Find Field IDs and Names

How to Find Field IDs and Names

Customizing the appearance of your fields using CSS is a common task in JotForm. If you need to change the CSS properties for a specific field, knowing the ID of the field allows you to target that specific field.

The Unique Name of the field on the other side is used to reference the value of a field in other places such as in a different question, in the email body, passing the field's value as a URL parameter, etc.

Follow the steps below to get the ID or the Unique Name of a field.


1. In the form builder, select a field and click the Properties (gear) icon to open the properties window.

2. Go to the ADVANCED tab.

3. Scroll down to the bottom and click the Field Details button.

4. A small section will open up where you can see the Unique Name and Field ID.

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

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26 Comments...

  • du

    No help at all.

  • Sabatine

    I want to make my own image

  • Joseph Mock

    I don't have my ID and I'm trying to get a job I need a picture ID that I filed before

  • ibmemessage

    I can locate the Unique ID under the advanced properties section of the widget settings, but cannot see the field Id's listed anywhere. So, for my "configurable list" type questions, where a respondent must populate multiple fields in one question, I cannot pull the answers into the URL in order to be passed to my 2nd form.

  • ronaldjan

    Hm. Yes. I already found out how to identify the field ID's.... The problem is however, this doesn't work for the star rating field :-(. Do you guys have another way to approach the field ID 's? CSS coding is worthless without proper field ID's.....

  • EOTW

    i do not see field details on the advanced tab i see only the headings: Shrink, Move to A New Line, Hide Field. I am unable to scroll any further down

  • PiggyPlex

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

  • 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.

  • Kaleem

    Fine

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  • Toriqul Byron

    Hi,
    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.

  • 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.


  • 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. :/

  • toriqul1976

    Thanks, it worked.

  • 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.

    http://form.jotform.me/form/51815190118451

  • ibogatreatmentclinic

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

  • WaxLily

    Field Details not appearing under Properties for me as well.

  • 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.

  • benbftg

    How do I change the field ID name COLOR?

  • 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.

  • AJCREATIVO

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

  • robertswalker

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

  • dude_guy_boy

    i cant find the id

  • dectro

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

  • Almunawwara

    Can you change the field ID or Name?