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Hidden field user notification

  1. Derk
    Member

    I have a quick question regarding hidden fields and the {all_fields} tags:

    I have set up a form with a couple of fields including a hidden field wich is dynamically populated. I want to use the {all_fields} tags for the user notification, but this includes the hidden field wich i dont want users to see. The thing about building my own notification is that my form includes quite a few fields with conditional logic ... my notification would include a lot of blank fields. The {all_fields} (wich only includes filled in fields) is the better option, except for the fact that it includes the hidden field.

    The actual question: How can i exclude a hidden field from the user notification (and include it in the admin notification of course)?

    Posted 8 years ago on Monday October 17, 2011 | Permalink
  2. Instead of a hidden field, can you use an admin only field? That will not be included in the notification.

    Posted 8 years ago on Tuesday October 18, 2011 | Permalink
  3. Derk
    Member

    Chris,

    I must be doing something wrong because the admin field is showing up in the user notification, when set to {all_fields}.

    Any idea?

    Posted 8 years ago on Tuesday October 18, 2011 | Permalink
  4. There was a bug in a recent version. Which version are you using?

    I'm having a hard time finding where that's documented, but I think it was a bug and has been fixed, but I'm wondering which version you're having the problem with.

    Posted 8 years ago on Tuesday October 18, 2011 | Permalink
  5. It's possible I am remembering it incorrectly. I will ask the other guys what the current status is. Please see this

    http://www.gravityhelp.com/forums/topic/limiting-all_fields-output-on-user-notification#post-29688

    I thought that had been added (the ability to add admin fields if you needed them) which makes me think it was fixed.

    Hmmm, this is in the changelog for 1.6beta1:

    Create new merge tag for displaying Admin labels on notifications(create {all_fields:admin_label} and make it more flexible)

    Posted 8 years ago on Tuesday October 18, 2011 | Permalink
  6. Derk
    Member

    Chris,

    I'm using 1.6.rc4 of gravity forms.

    Posted 8 years ago on Friday October 21, 2011 | Permalink
  7. You are correct, the admin only fields are being showed when you use the all_fields helper. You're not doing anything wrong, and I apologize for the misinformation.

    I updated this topic:
    http://www.gravityhelp.com/forums/topic/limiting-all_fields-output-on-user-notification#post-38534

    I am also checking with other members of the team to see what the status of this is.

    Posted 8 years ago on Friday October 21, 2011 | Permalink
  8. Getting back to the original problem though, crafting a custom notification but not sending empty fields. You can do this with a little work in your functions.php. Here's an example where I did something similar.

    http://gravity.chrishajer.com/request-a-brochure/

    Code:
    http://pastebin.com/CwsM2FjF

    You can use a similar approach to modifying the notification email.

    There is an example here where someone did something similar with over 100 fields, but I can't find it right now. It was a job application or application of some sort.

    Posted 8 years ago on Friday October 21, 2011 | Permalink
  9. Derk
    Member

    Any chance of this getting added to Gravity anytime soon?

    Manually creating confirmation emails for huge forms is a pain in the ass :-)

    Posted 8 years ago on Monday November 7, 2011 | Permalink
  10. It's being considered for inclusion in a future version, but there is no timeline set.

    Posted 8 years ago on Tuesday November 8, 2011 | Permalink