Automatically send form data to the Prepopulate Your Form Fields In Advance app

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    rwaldenjr
    Asked on September 29, 2017 at 02:49 AM

    I just discovered the "Prepopulate Your Form Fields In Advance" app which is a much faster way of generating custom URLs for prepopulating users' forms. I have a two-step form-submission process with a brief questionnaire whose answers when submitted need to prepopulate a much longer 2nd form. And, I'm trying to automate the form submission process so that the user gets the URL in their Thank-you letter.

    Can the short form's Submit button, when clicked, pass data to the app for processing, and the resulting URL be passed back to the Thank-you letter?

    Thanks for your response!

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    Chriistian
    Answered on September 29, 2017 at 03:55 AM

    I understand that you are using the Prepopulate App for generating custom URLs. The purpose of this app is to generate custom URLs of prepopulated form for the users. To send it to the users, you can add it on the Thank you Page or you can add it on the Autoresponder Email.

    However, if you mean you want to pass the answers of the first form to prepopulate the second form, you may take a look at this guide: How to Automatically Pass Form Data to Another Form.

    Let us know if you need further assistance.

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    rwaldenjr
    Answered on September 29, 2017 at 11:54 AM

    Thanks for your answer Chriistian -

    I'm aware of the two-step method. Obviously, that's more complicated. And, as I discussed in a previous thread, that requires the user to always have to return to their email link in order to access their pre-filled profile.

    How would I automate having the data from my "Contractor Registration Form" (for example) be converted to pre-population data, via the app, and the resulting URL be sent to the Thank-you page? 

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    david
    Answered on September 29, 2017 at 12:08 PM

    The way our app works it is not possible to grab form data, pass that data to the app and then create a URL that is added to the thank you page.  There is no interface too allow for doing so.

    The only way to would be creating the URL similar to what is described in this guide:

    https://www.jotform.com/help/351-How-to-Automatically-Pass-Form-Data-to-Another-Form

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    rwaldenjr
    Answered on September 29, 2017 at 12:16 PM

    Thanks for letting me know David. It seems you're half way to where it needs to be for providing automated service. Please have this escalated as a suggestion for future upgrade to your development team, and ask them to create such an interface. As an ECM developer, that's considered basic functionality these days!

    Thanks

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    david
    Answered on September 29, 2017 at 12:23 PM

    I can forward a request, however, I am fairly certain the functionality you are looking for is not available because the app was no meant to be used in that manner.  It is likely the functionality would not be added. 

    It is a standalone app that separate from the JotForm system.  I understand you may consider this to be basic functionality based on your experience, but the app was/is never meant to be used in the manner you are looking for.

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    rwaldenjr
    Answered on September 30, 2017 at 01:29 PM

    So what is/was its intended use?

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    Welvin
    Answered on September 30, 2017 at 02:56 PM

    I'm not sure if you are looking for a more precise answer, but the app's usage is to populate form fields, so you do not need to do it manually. Well, I understand how you want it to be, but the app cannot automate multiple forms. 

    Maybe, do it with Webhook? Check our samples here https://www.jotform.com/help/248-Webhook-PHP-Script-Examples. I can project that you can use #1 in the list. 

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    rwaldenjr
    Answered on September 30, 2017 at 04:23 PM

    Thanks Welvin! I'll take a look at it. I'm also investing whether or not custom Javascript cookies might be implemented to automate the process as well. Any thoughts?

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    Mike
    Answered on September 30, 2017 at 08:33 PM

    There is a jStorage library which can be used to store and retrieve data locally in user's browser. However, we do not have an example to show how it can be combined with a JotForm based form.

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    rwaldenjr
    Answered on October 01, 2017 at 12:59 AM

    I'll research it. Thanks!