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    How to prepopulate a dropdown menu from one form to another?

    Asked by gkaese on January 09, 2017 at 08:33 PM

    Hi I am considering signing up for a plan before the promo ends but I have 1 question right now.

    Is it possible to populate a Dropdown in a form with data that has been submitted by another form?

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    Answered by Jim_R on January 10, 2017 at 02:31 AM

    You can do that by using the Prepopulate App http://prepopulate.jotform.io/ The general idea is to pass the value of the first form to the second form using URL parameters.

    Here's a quick example (1st form): https://form.jotform.com/70091289459970

    It has 2 fields, a Textbox and a Dropdown.

    And here's the prepopulated URL (2nd form): https://form.jotform.com/70091423845959?receiving={tobe}&second={first}


    receiving = is the Unique Name of the first textbox on the 1st form

    tobe = is the Unique Name of the second textbox on the 2nd form

    first = is the Unique Name of the first dropdown on the 1st form

    second = is the Unique Name of the second dropdown on the 2nd form

    Related guide: How-to-find-field-IDs-and-names

    Give it a spin and let us know if you'll need further help.