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Hidden Field is a standard HTML Input element. Unlike Text Field, Hidden Field does not show up on the page, hidden away from the user. It is typically used to pass/set temporary or session-based information.
Figure 1: Screenshot highlighting a Hidden Field in sample Expenses Claim App
Screenshots in this article obtained from http://localhost:8080/jw/web/console/app/hr_expense/1/form/builder/hr_expense_new
Figure 2: Hidden Field Properties
|ID||Element ID (By declaring as "status", a corresponding database table column "c_status" will be created)|
Default Value when there's no existing value found.
Hash variable is accepted here. For example, you may key the following
to pre-populate the field with current logged in user's name.
Figure 3: Hidden Field Properties
|Data Priority||Determines on which value to be taken into consideration. There are 3 options with their own data precedence to cater to different use cases.|
If the form is part of a workflow process, upon saving of the form (by clicking on "Save as Draft" or "Complete" button). The value in this input field will be saved into the corresponding workflow variable named here.
Using a non-existent Workflow Variable name
You will get the following warning with the name printed out (e.g. status) in the server log if you attempt to map to a non-existent Workflow Variable.