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    Dynamic options for a dropdown from Google Sheet?

    Asked by azcricket on January 09, 2017 at 09:50 AM

    I have a Google Sheet that houses a list that I wanted to use as options for a drop-down field on a form. The list changes quite frequently unfortunately and so editing the form properties becomes quite cumbersome. Is there a way of having the options presented to the form submitter dynamically from this Google Sheet? If not Google Sheet, is there another source that can be used?

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Jan on January 09, 2017 at 11:05 AM

    Unfortunately, it is not possible to get values from external database/file and dynamically populate the form fields. You need to manually enter the options in the Form Builder.

    We do have a Field Prepopulator App wherein you can pre-register values to some fields. Here's the link: https://prepopulate.jotform.io/.

    Let us know if you have any question. Thank you.