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    I am trying to pre-populate items from one form to another

    Asked by calhouncollege on January 24, 2017 at 01:42 PM

    I have two forms that I am trying to make look like one but I didn't want the user to have to re-enter their personal info such as name, email, phone, etc.

    The first form is an application for graduation located here:  https://form.jotform.com/70234758400148

    The second form is a graduation survey located here:  https://form.jotform.com/70234994601153

    I changed the button on the first to say continue instead of submit.  I had the thank you to go to a url and created the pre-population url to be:  


    This worked except that first, middle and last name all appeared in the first name field.  

    After further looking, I recreated the pre-population url to this:


    But it's not working.  What do I need to change.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by EltonCris on January 24, 2017 at 03:49 PM

    Use the following:


    Here are the parameters used:





    name[first] is the field name of the first name field in the second form

    {name:first} captures the first name only from the first form

    Hope this helps!

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    Answered by calhouncollege on January 24, 2017 at 07:45 PM
    You all are amazing. Thanks so much.
    Lanita Parker
    Public Relations
    Calhoun Community College
    PO Box 2216
    Decatur, AL 35609