Developer Mode allows you to easily view and customize the internal names of the fields on your form. For example, if you have a Choice field labelled “Please tell us where you found us”, you can use Developer Mode to set the internal name of the field to simply “Choice1”. That way, the field will appear as “Choice1” in calculations instead of the system generated name (“PleaseTellUsWhereYouFoundUs”).
To customize field names with Developer Mode:
- Open your form’s Build page and select Form Settings.
- Turn on Developer Mode.
- Select Customize Field Names?
Now, when you click on a field to view its settings, you will see Field Name in addition to Label. Edit the Field Name value to change your field’s internal name. Once you have customized the Field Name, it will no longer change based on changes to the field’s Label. Additionally, this Field Name will appear as the column header when you export your data to Excel using the All fields option from the Entries page.
Once you have customized a field’s name, that will be the field’s name going forward - even if you turn Developer Mode off, or if you deselect the Customize Field Names? option. If you want to go back to using the system generated internal field name, clear out the value in the Field Name textbox.