Embedded Form: Prepopulation by URL parameter

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    yogiparish
    Asked on July 19, 2017 at 02:44 PM

    How can I embed a form in an existing page to edit old data

    I can't seem to get my head around this, but I think it should be easy.

     

    I want a user to have the possibility to either enter new data into a form that is embedded into my webpage.

    For Example

    http://mysite/entryform.html

    that looks like this basically:

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    Embed code:

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    Now what I want to do is to generate a link with the autoresponder that will have the link to the same webpage, so the can edit the entries later.

     

    The link would be:

    http://mysite/entryform.html?sid=ID_OF_THIS_ENTRY  (usually a long number)

    and the webpage should do this:

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    Embed code:

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    So the actual page would be more or less the same. Only the SID should be passed (if the query exists) to the jotform servers

    I'm stuck, but I think this should be really easy.

     

    Thanks for any help!

     

    best

    yp

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    Mike
    Answered on July 19, 2017 at 04:16 PM

    Thank you for contacting us.

    If you use default embed JS code like this:

    <<HTML>>
    Embed code: <script> ... as copied from the PUBLISH page... </script>
    <<REST OF MY HTML>>

    The prepopulation by URL parameter will most likely work by default (no modifications required):

    http://mysite/entryform.html?sid=ID_OF_THIS_ENTRY  (usually a long number)

    So my suggestion is to try it on a live page, but you need to make sure that you have a sid field on your form.