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Pass contact property values with hidden form fields

Last updated: January 25, 2023

Applies to:

All products and plans

You can use a hidden form field to pass a value into a property without requiring contacts to fill in the corresponding form field. 

For example, when a contact submits a Request a quote form, you may want them to automatically have a Status of Open. You can use a hidden field to set a value of Open on the Status contact property without the contact explicitly filling out that form field.

When using hidden form fields, please note the following: 
  • If the Make this field required option is toggled on for your form field, this field cannot be set as hidden. 
  • If the Pre-populate fields with known values option is toggled on for your form, the specified value for your hidden form field may be overwritten depending on the property's field type.
To set a form field as hidden: 
  • In your HubSpot account, navigate to Marketing > Lead Capture > Forms.
  • Click the name of a form or create a new form.
  • In the form editor, hover over a form field to hide and click the editpencil icon.
  • In the left pane, click to toggle the Make this field hidden switch on.


  • In the left panel, specify the value to pass into the property on the contact record when the form is submitted. This varies depending on the property field type:
    • Date picker/Number/Single-line text/Multi-line text: enter the value in the Default value text field.
    • Dropdown select/Multiple checkboxes/Radio select: select the checkbox next to the options you want to use from Field options.
    • Single checkbox: select the Yes, No, or No value radio button. 
  • In the top right, click Publish.
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