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Objects' custom fields can't be queried if not displayed

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Any custom field added to an object can't be accessed through the API or the force.com explorer application if it's not displayed on the concerned object's layout.
For example, if I add a new RegistrationURL custom field to the Lead object, that field can't be read using external clients unless it's displayed in the Lead layout (even when the __c suffix is added to its name in the query).
This is a problem to me because I don't wanna display some fields as they are, in their raw format, but rather hide them and display a formula based on their content.
It would be useful if salesforce allowed for non-displayed custom fields to still be queries through the Bulk API and other clients.

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