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    Is it possible to send form parameters to embedded platform?

    Asked by Anand Khinvasasra on May 15, 2017 at 07:07 AM
    Also I would like to embed a jotform on to the website. Is there any way to give input parameters on form load i.e passing information from the webpage to Jotform on its form load ? I need to hide/show some options in jotform based on those input parameters. Please let me know if this is possible.
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    Answered by candy on May 15, 2017 at 07:23 AM

    Hello again Anand,

    You are able to send/receive parameters between form and the embedded platform. However, you need to have some PHP coding skills for this work.

    Please find the following guide in order to have an idea regarding how to post data: https://www.jotform.com/help/51-How-to-Post-Submission-Data-to-Thank-You-Page 

    I hope this helps.


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    Answered by Anand Khinvasasra on May 16, 2017 at 04:43 AM
    Hi Candy
    Thanks for your reply.
    However the link shows output from Jotform -> Website where its embedded..
    That is outputting jotform data onto the website.
    What I require is exactly inverse.
    I require to input Website Data -> Jotform Fields on Jotform load. Please
    confirm if its possible. I am ok to hire a developer, but I need to know if
    at all it can be done.
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    Answered by Charlie on May 16, 2017 at 05:07 AM

    If you want to pass data from website to embedded JotForm, that is possible, but it depends on how the data is passed.

    Solution #1:

    If you just to to populate the embedded JotForm form, then that is possible via the URL parameter. You can check this link: https://www.jotform.com/help/71-Prepopulating-Fields-to-Your-JotForm-via-URL-Parameters

    That link, however, uses the direct JotForm URL of your form. You just need to change the URL with the website URL you have. 







    Solution #2:

    You can get the form's full source code and create a function to pass data from your website to the form itself. You can get your form's full source code by following this guide: https://www.jotform.com/help/104-How-to-get-the-Full-Source-Code-of-your-Form


    If you can provide us more information on how your data flows, that would help us better in assisting you.

    I hope that helps.