Can I do this with data from a form that has dynamic fields?

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    poudreriver
    Asked on December 14, 2016 at 04:03 PM

    Can I do this with data from a form that has dynamic fields?

    I want to create a registration form where any number of children's names are entered. If the family has one child, only one field will be filled in. If they have 3, they will be able to add 2 more. Is it possible then to pass the children's names to another form? I won't know how many fields there will be to send the data from.



    This is a re-post of a comment on How to Automatically Pass Form Data to Another Form

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    Jim_R
    Answered on December 14, 2016 at 06:37 PM

    Hello, I checked the most recent form you edited https://form.jotform.com/63480619855163 and noticed that you already have something in place.

    However, what you used for the fields is a widget, the Configurable List widget to be exact. If you aim to pass form data and prepopulate it to another form, it's best to use regular form fields (e.g. 1st Textbox for the First Name, 2nd Textbox for the Last Name, then 3rd DateTime field for the date).

    You may then use the same logic for your Conditions to SHOW MULTIPLE fields based on the number selected on the Number of Students dropdown menu.

    Afterwards, refer back to our guide on How-to-Automatically-Pass-Form-Data-to-Another-Form 

    I highly recommend you use our Prepopulate app http://prepopulate.jotform.io/ to get the fields needed easier.

    As a side note, you have to keep an eye out with your daily API usage when using a lot of widgets. To learn more, here's a short guide on Daily-API-Call-Limits.

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    poudreriver
    Answered on December 14, 2016 at 09:13 PM

    Thank you so much for your help. :)