Implications of hiding fields

Categories allow you to hide any field on the Details panel, with the exception of header fields, for which the Visible setting is selected and disabled. Refer to Header.

However, hidden fields are not necessarily empty. They can be populated in the following ways:

  • A default value is configured for a hidden field
  • A value is set by an automated process, such as a workflow rule. Workflow rules ignore the fact that fields are hidden.
  • The field is dependent on another field

Hidden fields can also be changed in a couple of ways.