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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:

Unique Name and Field ID

Unique Name and Field ID

  1. In the form builder, select a field and click the gear icon to open the properties window.
  2. Go to the Advanced tab.
  3. Scroll down to the bottom and click to expand the Field Details.
  4. A small section will open up where you can see the Unique Name and Field ID.
Unique Name and Field ID

Unique Name and Field ID

Note that note all form elements have the Field Details section. In these cases, you can extract the Unique Name or get the field ID using your browser's developer tool.

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

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  • jghanayem

    I am having the same issue with passing forward each field into my database. I cannot figure out the unique field names?

  • giddyjoe

    So is the format like this {name:first_3} ?

  • Drew

    What id is this

  • Print_Actuate

    My 'field ID's' don't exist. Not showing.

  • genoahipaa

    Is there a way to get field name and ID in batch? I have 7 pages on the form so it will take me a long time to document them one by one

  • miguel

    Very interesting post. Thank you

  • dileesh

    Prepopulating forms using spread sheet. I clone one form and used the data from the first for to prepopulate. But the name field not prepopulating.All other prepolated using spreadsheet widget. Kindly advice

  • MohammedReza VahdatiBana

    Can I get a picture of my photo id

  • david.svaiter

    It's really good to SEE some field data and ID...

    But when we need to FIND among dozens of fields which is a specific one (as listed in e-mail form), we need to perform 3 steps for each field (select, Advanced, Details).

    A FIND textbox would be great to locate an specific field...

  • Duckhorn

    How do I use this information when importing data. Currently, the entire name goes into the last name field.

  • chaewonp27

    Is there a way to manipulate/edit all the form field IDs in one place, other than the email section or each field's Advanced tab? This would be extra helpful as an additional feature.

  • ???

    It starts with: In the form builder... how do I get there?!

  • DepinBetel

    gostaria de saber se tem como na opção nome, tirar a etiqueta de sobrenome.

  • VanVolkinburg

    I can't find my ID's for images or regular text fields?

  • elitehomesvic

    I feel like it takes several emails for you to understand what I;m actually telling you, clearly. I told you I used the unique id and it wasn't working. I know where to find it, the issue is, it is NOT WORKING! I am putting that into the notification email as a field and when I recieve the email, it is BLANK!

  • stan43

    It seems the Unique Name "name" will only prepopulate the "First Name". How do I prepopulate "Last Name"?

  • Sabatine

    I want to make my own image

  • 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


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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


    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?