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    How to clear pre-filled fields after each use?

    Asked by dougspector on April 06, 2017 at 09:24 AM

    My form at https://form.jotform.us/70950806184156, how can I make it so that the pre-filled fields clear after each use? 

    Page URL:

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by candy on April 06, 2017 at 10:59 AM


    As far as I understand, you want to set prefilled values to the fields. However, they have to be cleared while users are entering another information.

    You can set placeholders to the fields as you can see the screencast below:

    You can set placeholders to the fields in V4 Form Builder as you can see the screenshot below:

    I hope this helps.

    Please elaborate the issue further if I misunderstand and the issue is something different.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Answered by dougspector on April 06, 2017 at 11:44 AM
    Not exactly....If I use the form to send to several different people at one
    time, but need to pre-fill some of the fields differently on each form,
    how would I do that? Would I have to just make several cloned forms unique
    for each person I send to?

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Welvin on April 06, 2017 at 01:25 PM

    We support prepopulating fields via URL parameter. Please check this guide to know more: https://www.jotform.com/help/71-Prepopulating-Fields-to-Your-JotForm-via-URL-Parameters.

    If you're sending the form through an email newsletter, you can use this method to pass some information into the form fields. It is commonly known as merge tags.

    Please let us know if you require additional assistance.