Passing values through URL

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    Asked on August 08, 2012 at 02:16 PM

    Hi there,

    I've been trying to figure out how to pass values via URL from an autorespond email.

    It seems to be almost working, but there's something going on at the very end.  I will click on the link, and it will show up for half a second, and then it seems to be cleared for some reason.   ---directs to this form-->

    Here is the code I have for my url:


    Click here to access survey passed values

    update: oops, looks like i can't paste straight code... sorry! maybe right clikc and copy the url to see it?

    also, perhaps relavant is that i'm also trying to save a session id, so that people can come back to their survey aftewrards.


    Hoping that someone has ideas on hwo to resolve this issue!

    Many thanks!

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    Answered on August 08, 2012 at 04:14 PM

    I think what you need is an Autoresponder, or an email message sent to the person who filled out the form, containing all the information they have entered.

    To go about this, simply follow the instructions laid out in this user guide:

    If you need further assistance with creating an autoresponder, please do not hesitate to ask. Thank you

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    Answered on August 08, 2012 at 04:52 PM

    Hi Matt,

    thanks for response. 

    I have an autoresponder already...

    I've done some testing on my own, and I would like to clarify something about the way that jotform works.

    If I have a email that helps to set a session id (what is done here:

    is it still possible to have other values passed to the the second form (what is done here:

    So question is whether I can do both of those together in an autoresponder email.

    setting a session id using an email:  URL/21977209757164?

    and passing values through an email:  URL/21977209757164?s&doYou=Yes&213=jojo&projectLocation20W


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    Answered on August 08, 2012 at 08:07 PM


    Unfortunately, the answer is no. Setting a session id and passing parameters to a form URL is not possible.

    Adding a session ID will always load the values saved to the session, and will clear the form if the session is empty.

    I am afraid there is no way to bypass this.

    By the way, I checked your form and found no Page Breaks on it. I would just like to inform you that sessions are useless without a back or next button as these buttons are used to save the data to the session.

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    Answered on August 09, 2012 at 12:42 PM

    Hi, thanks for your response and clarification.  that's too bad...

    That's what I figured from my testing, and seeing the answers show up, and then disappear shortly after.

    Also, the 1st form does not have page breaks... the 2nd one does (, and I've modified the next button to say 'save and continue'.

    Thanks for checking, though,

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    Answered on August 09, 2012 at 06:56 PM

    Alternatively, you may consider using an Edit Link feature instead of Save & Continue.

    It should be fine with pre-population based on the first form.

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