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    V4: Passing field value to a text field of same form is not working.

    Asked by zdroba on March 25, 2017 at 12:04 AM

    I am having an issue passing the values from several fields of a form to a textarea of same form, using the {field_name} parameters. Values are not being picked up, but rather the plain text {field_name} continues to be displayed. This method was working fine for weeks now, it's something that just started happening. Is is some sort of bug or other issue on your side?

    UPDATE: I actually have 2 textarea fields, I'm showing one of them based on a condition in another field (simple radio button). Weirdly for 1 condition the fieldvalues are displayed properly, but not for the second option.

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    Answered by zdroba on March 25, 2017 at 12:44 AM


    I had special characters in some of the field names that I think were messing up either the conditions logic or the parameters being passed (or both). As soon as I removed those special characters, problem resolved.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Nik_C on March 25, 2017 at 09:00 AM

    Thank you for sharing your solution for this problem, we appreciate that.

    It will help our other users as well.

    If you have any additional questions please let us know.

    Thank you!

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    Answered by zdroba on April 01, 2017 at 10:44 AM

    I'm sorry but the issue has returned, with no rhyme or reason this time. Would you please help troubleshoot? Here's the link to the form: https://www.jotform.com/build/70795950143158

    I believe you have introduced a bug to this feature in past few days. I created just a simple test form, passing parameters/fields to a text area and it is not working. See the form here: https://www.jotform.com/build/70904925344155

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by ashwin_d on April 01, 2017 at 12:50 PM

    Hello zdroba,

    I'm sorry for the trouble caused to you. 

    I did test this and I am able to replicate the issue you are having. The value of textbox and textarea fields are not passed to text field of same form. This issue seems to occur only when you edit your form in V4 editor.

    I am reporting it to our backend team. We will get back to you as soon as we have any update form them. For now, I would suggest you to please edit your form in older V3 editor and that should solve your problem.

    Thank you!

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Rose on April 04, 2017 at 07:44 AM

    We are sorry for this inconvenience. 

    The problem has been fixed. If you encounter any other issue, please feel free to contact us. We would be pleased to assist you for any issue you may have.