Forms: Hidden Fields

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Do you already know your respondent’s name, email, or other information? With Hidden fields, you can feed this right into your form so respondents can skip filling out this information. 

Simply mark any email, text, URL, and number fields as hidden and they will be captured through your unique URL or embed code. 

How to Use

  1. Edit a Form

  2. Hover your mouse over an email, text, URL, or number field in your form

  3. Click the ... menu

  4. Check Hidden field 

  5. Add fields into your shareable link or embed code

It is important that you submit answers to the Form by following these steps:

  1. Click the 'Share' button and share the direct link for the Form. It will not work if you use the 'Viewing' tab in the Form editor.

    Screenshot showing a Form with the Editing tab selected.
    Screenshot of a Form highlighting the Copy link option
  2. Fill in the Hidden Custom Field in the URL before you send it.

For example, in the URL below, you will have to change the "XXXXX" to what you want the Email Custom Field to be automatically filled in with.

This is what the URL will look like when ready to send:

For Date Custom Fields, enter it in unix timestamp format. For example, this is Tue Jan 21 2020 18:12:42 GMT+0000:

For Priorities, use 1 = urgent, 2 = high, 3 = normal, 4 = low

For spaces, use %20 between each word. For example for the Task Name, this will be filled in with Zeb Evans:

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