How to Find Field IDs and Unique Names

May 22, 2024

Field IDs and unique names in Jotform are identifiers for the different fields in your form. They are automatically generated and can be used for referencing values and customizing appearance with CSS.

Finding the Field’s Unique Name

A field’s unique name can be used to reference its value in other places like in email alerts, on the Thank You page, or in other fields. It can also be used to prepopulate a form field.

To get a field’s unique name

  1. In the Form Builder, select the form element’s gear icon to open properties.
  2. In the properties panel, go to Advanced at the top.
  3. Scroll down to the bottom and expand Field Details.
  4. Copy the value in the Unique Name field.
Steps to get the form element's unique name in Form Builder

For form elements that don’t have the Field Details section, you can use the Form Fields tool in the Paragraph element.

The Form Fields tool in Paragraph element

The fields’ unique names can also be found in your form’s default email alerts. To learn more, see How to Access Your Email Alerts.

The fields' unique names in the Notification email in Form Builder

Once you have your fields’ unique names, you can use them to display their corresponding values in Paragraph elements, email alerts, or on the Thank You page.

A Paragraph element with field tags
Paragraph Element
An autoresponder template with field tags
Email Alert
A Thank You page with a field tags
Thank You Page
A Thank You page URL redirection with field tags
Send Data via URL Parameters

Finding the Field’s IDs

Customizing the appearance of your fields using CSS is a common task in Jotform where you need the field IDs to apply your custom CSS codes.

To get a field’s IDs

  1. In the Form Builder, select the form element’s gear icon to open properties.
  2. In the properties panel, go to Advanced at the top.
  3. Scroll down to the bottom and expand Field Details.
  4. Copy the value in the Field IDs field.
Steps to get the form element's field IDs in Form Builder
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