Hidden fields can be used to include data that you already have to your form URL and personalize your respondent's form experience or give you better insights into your results. Some use cases for hidden fields:

You can retrieve the hidden field data and responses on your responses page.

Create a hidden field:

Click '+' or type '/' to insert an input block, search for 'Hidden Fields' and insert the Hidden Fields block:

Add the hidden fields you want to pass on to your form. You can add as many hidden field blocks as you like. If you want to add the name and the traffic source of your respondent, add 2 hidden fields block and name them for example 'name' and 'ref'.

Finish your form and publish it. Find your URL in the share tab.

When you share the form, add the parameters and corresponding values to your URL: ?name=value&ref=value

For example: https://tally.so/r/nPdDxn?name=marie&ref=email

There are 2 ways to do this:

  • Manually: add the variable to your URL before sharing your form
  • Automated: use any CRM system (such as Salesforce) or email automation tool (such as Mailchimp) to populate your data, so your respondents automatically receive a customized URL with the correct data.

You will find the hidden fields and corresponding answers in the 'Responses' tab, when someone submits your form.

Mention a hidden field

Read more about how to mention hidden fields in your form using answer piping. You can also add hidden fields to your redirect URL to pass information from one form to another.