How to Name a Submission with a Field Value in the Legacy Builder

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It is possible to change the Submission ID in GoCanvas from the random string of alphanumeric characters to a custom and recognizable name using Place Value In.

Please Note

This functionality is not available on Multimedia field types, GPS, checkbox, link, or payment.

Place Value In Submission Name

Using a field value from within the submission makes a submission instantly recognizable at a glance.

  1. Open an existing form by selecting the Edit Form icon in line with the form on the Forms page or select Create New and Mobile Form
  2. Find or add the field whose value will be in the submission name and select the field to open Field Settings in the left panel.
  3. Expand the More menu and scroll to Place value in... and check the box next to Submission Name.AFB_Field Settings_Place Value in_Submission Name.png
  4. Save and Publish to device to test the next submission name.


If multiple fields have the Submission Name box checked, the submission name will reflect the order that the fields appear in the form. For example, if the first field is the Customer's Name and the second field is the date, the submission name would be John Smith 1/22/2024.

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