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    Can I set up a condition that autopopulates a field only after the form is submitted?

    Asked by ashcreighton on June 09, 2017 at 03:40 PM

    I'm looking to hide certain fields when a client is filling out the form first - then, once it is submitted, I'd like the hidden fields to be displayed so that our staff can complete their own portion of the form.

    Since there are no user-specific view options, my thought was to create a hidden checkbox and base a condition on that checkbox to show/hide our staff-only fields, and this "trigger" checkbox could be checked only after the form is submitted.

    Is this (or anything like it) possible?

    I wanted to try an auto-pre-populate solution to send the clients responses into the staff's larger form, however I am using configurable lists and I'm seeing prepopulation is not possible in that case.

    Thank you for your time and assistance.


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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Nik_C on June 09, 2017 at 04:47 PM

    Is your stuff editing the submissions and that's how they populate the rest of the form? If that's the case we have a widget https://widgets.jotform.com/widget/get_form_page_url that you can use in conditions since the widget holds the URL and you can set something like this:

    Since the URL will include word edit, you can create a condition like that. And then show/hide fields that you need.

    Could something like that work for you?

    Please let us know.

    Thank you!