Update hidden fields
It would be AWESOME to be able to fill out field values for list items, even when they are hidden.
This is really annoying not being able to do so.
In a lot of workflows I want to set some fields automatically, to then use in my views, but I don't want to user to see those fields when creating/editing an item. The fields are supposed to be filled automatically, so it doesn't make sense to show them to the user, it is even confusing.
Now, I resort to writing another webservice function and calling my function, which is of course a cumbersome workaround.
Please add/fix this!
Leo Bradley commented
For External Data Columns there is a corresponding Hidden "GUID" column.
Not being able to update the hidden column stops the external Data column from working
Michael Letcher commented
so annoying to have to use css all the time. or layer them under other items....
just use css to hide the fields.
Mark Uden commented
I frequently use a workflow to update fields hidden at a content type level. Are you hiding fields in a different way because for me this functionality has been around for years?
Nintex this is pretty much very basic. Please include the option to be able to update hidden fields.
Can you just not show the fields on the NF but then have the workflow update that field? I have done that with things that I want to sort on for views and haven't had any issue with it. I have a feeling I'm missing something though from your question.
I wish I had more votes to vote for this because I run into this issue way too often.