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    How can I personalize a text field with data from an input field?

    Asked by smesolutions on December 29, 2016 at 11:21 AM

    I would like to create a survey where the information you enter is used to create further content.

     

    For example, I would like when someone enters their name into a field, once they click the next button a text field uses this data to display a message like "thank you [NAME], please click next for the next question".

     

    Can this be achieved using html/css?

     

    Page URL:
    https://form.jotformeu.com/63634245163353

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Welvin on December 29, 2016 at 12:51 PM

    Yes, this is possible. Do the following:

     

    1. Get the field name (https://www.jotform.com/help/146-How-to-find-Field-IDs-Names).

    2. Paste this field name in the Text (HTML) field, like this:

     

    Here's my test form: https://form.jotform.com/63635231891963

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    Answered by smesolutions on December 29, 2016 at 06:25 PM

    Thank you this is very helpful!

    The issue I'm having is the text i've used for my is a heading. Is it possible to use HTML in the heading or would i have to create a new text field?

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    Answered by smesolutions on December 29, 2016 at 06:48 PM

    Hi Welvin. as simple as it seems, I can't get it to work. It only says "Thank you {name}" on the form 

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Welvin on December 30, 2016 at 02:24 AM

    Yes, you will need to use our Text field instead of the heading. You can customize the text field to look like the heading, use the formatting tools in the field or inject a custom CSS for styling. 

    I checked the form and I think you have already figured this out. 

    Let us know if you need further assistance.