Ability to create hidden fields with default information.

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    Hannah McIntosh (Edited )

    Hi Sara,

    Thank you for submitting this idea! While I don’t have a target date on when we will offer passing hidden form fields through Calendly, I can share your suggestions with the team to discuss further.

    Have you tried using UTM parameters to pass fields through Calendly? Check out more here.

    Best,
    Hannah at Calendly

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    Henry Kean (Edited )

    UPDATE:

    I was able to find a workaround for this that could hopefully help some people out but it definitely isn't going to work for every use case.

    short answer: use UTM parameters - https://calendly.com/your-meeting-url?utm_campaign={SOME DATA}&utm_source={SOME MORE DATA}&utm_medium={EVEN MORE DATA}

    Explanation/Use Case: We needed to pass user id and an account id so that we could see what user booked a meeting and also link it to the account (one account can have multiple users). Instead of populating input fields, you can pass data via the utm parameters as in the link above.

    You can see how this populates in the response data here: https://developer.calendly.com/docs/sample-webhook-data
     
    The benefits are that this data is hidden/uneditable by the user AND if the the meeting is cancelled or rescheduled, the data is carried through. With the populating fields approach I found that the fields were emptied out when the meeting was rescheduled.
     
    Again this won't work in places where you're already using the UTM parameters as they were intended, or when you need to pass more data than UTM parameters, but it did solve our issues.

    INITIAL POST: This would be an extremely valuable feature which would also allow apps to more accurately sync users to Calendly contacts by passing app level identifiers through Calendly and back. Currently - to my knowledge -  there isn't really a good way to do this via webhooks aside from passing them as pre-populated answers to questions, which the user could edit and effect how apps internally track user activity/relay information to other integrations Calendly does not currently integrate with.  

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    Noam Say

    +1 for this feature.

    As I shared my calendly link in multiple places (landing page, website, mails etc) it would be super valuable to be able to see quickly when I get an invite where the booking come from. Adding a "source" parameter in the link + as an hidden field and would be a super easy way to achieve that goal. Currently my users can see the "source" field in the form, which is not user friendly.

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    AppIt Ventures - Amanda Moriuchi

    I agree, the ability to pass URL values to hidden fields would be a huge improvement to the product for tracking UTM parameters and knowing where are leads are coming from and from which URLs.

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    Vedran Budimcic

    Using a hidden field to sync Calendly across services would be a fantastic.

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    Roberto Singler

    I need this too... I think is very easy to implement 

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    Adam Matthews

    +1 for this. Would be really useful.

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    Christophe de Jonge

    +1 for this. Could have used this yesteryear :)

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    Mark Perez

    +1 we need this, please add it.

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    Listen Technologies

    +1 for this, please add asap

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    mohit agrawal

    +1

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    Luckey Homes

    +1 would be very useful to include calendly in our pipeline

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    Your-Web-Guys

    yup, +1 for me too

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    Simon Waters

    +1 We also need this.

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    Matt Cimino (Exit Intel)

    Yes could you please add this in

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    Ben Kubic

    +1

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    Wes Knight

    +1

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    Luckey Homes

    Any update on this?

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    Chris Mack

    +1 for this

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    Welkeys sandbox

    +1

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    Martin Sanok

    Same here, I would like some questions to be hidden from person scheduling or better yet person that is added to the invite by the person who requested the call, in my case we want all info to be there for a person who creates the invite but when they invite additional people we want only few questions to be visable to the cleint vs all internally.

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    Jason Beach

    Hello,

    This feature would help out tremendously! Any updates on this?

    Use-case:

    Users log in to get access to our coach directory. When they book, we pre-populate the email field they have in our system, however, they could change it if they wanted. So if we wanted to show a user all their "bookings" we'd use their email as a unique identifier to show all their bookings, but they could use numerous emails to book... We would need to pass a unique user_id into the calendly form so the web-hook passes that back to us so we can use it to build a relationship to our users and show them all their bookings on a page. With the possibility of changing their email for bookings we wouldn't be able to accurately show a user all their bookings.

    Hope that makes sense...

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    Jason Beach

    +1

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    Pedro Arantes

    +1

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