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    How to populate dropdown fields with values from common list / google spreadsheet?

    Asked by lafhab2 on May 13, 2017 at 08:36 AM
    Jotform, this has been asked for on many occasions by many users.  We are a training provider and have certain fields that would be common across multiple forms.  For a non-techie this seems really easy to implement, the ability to create common lists that can be used across forms.  Please implement this!
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Welvin on May 13, 2017 at 10:22 AM

    We understand the usefulness of the said feature. But unfortunately, you previous request thread is still pending. We don't have an update about it yet. It's not on the priority list and only our backend team can decide whether to add the feature or not. Still, we'll make sure to let you know as soon as we have it on the form builder. 

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    Answered by SafetyJNJMech on July 09, 2017 at 09:56 PM

    I am really looking forward to this feature as well.

    I currently am required to update a number of forms manually with the same data. Would be so much easier to update on data table rather than update multiple forms. 

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    Answered by WilliamR on July 09, 2017 at 11:43 PM

    I couldn't agree more with that. Hopefully we will be able to support this feature in the future. In the meantime, if you have any other concerns, feel free to contact us anytime.

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    Answered by Chriistian on July 09, 2017 at 11:50 PM

    In addition to what my colleague has already mentioned, alternatively, you can use the Spreadsheet to Form widget on your form. Using this widget, it will allow the values from your spreadsheet to prepopulate the fields on your form. But it will need the spreadsheet to be uploaded first to your form. Please see our guide here on how to use the widget: How to Use the Spreadsheet to Form Widget.

    Hope this helps.
    Let us know if you need further assistance.
    Regards.