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Default values for hidden form fields

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5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

Currently any fields that are hidden on a form will be empty when the form is submitted. It would be nice to be able to set hidden form fields to a default value.

For example, let’s say I have a “wizards” table:
Name | House | Level
Harry P | Gryffindor | 1
Ron W | Gryffindor | 1

And I have a wizard form that asks for Name and House, but Level is hidden.

I would like all form submissions to automatically enter 1 for the level. I do NOT want this field shown or to use the prefill_ method because that would let people set their own level—and we all know that Malfoy kid would set it to 5 or something inappropriate.

At the moment, the only way I can do this is to use an external form system and an integration like Zapier which lets me set the default when mapping to Airtable.

4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer


Also need this! Would create several forms, one for each client, all which saves the records in the same table, but selecting the respective client.

4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

I used automation to achieve this. When a user fills in the registration form the automation updates another table named ‘Activity Claim’ with a dynamic value from the form and a static value which is the default value you are suggesting you’d like to add. Screenshot attached.Screenshot 2021-09-16 at 14.41.29

4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

I was just thinking of using automations in some such way when I came across your reply. Would be great to have an in-built per-form pre-fill feature, of course, but as a workaround this looks like it’ll work great :slightly_smiling_face: