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    How Can I Pass Data From a HTML form to JotForm?

    Asked by tension22 on February 02, 2011 at 10:40 AM


    I have a HTML form from dreamweaver that looks like this:


    <form id="form1" name="form1" method="get" action="quote.html" class="fpos2"><label>

    <input TYPE="text" value="e.g. £10,000" onblur="if(this.value == '') { this.value='e.g. £10,000'}" onfocus="if (this.value == 'e.g. £10,000') {this.value=''}" name="debt"  />


                         <br />

                         <br />

                         <input type="image" src="images/submit.png" border="0" alt="Submit Form" />





    We curently use another form builder, and the value is passed over ok, when we try this with your form solution we can't get it to work, even by changing the: name"debt"


    How would I pass the entered value over to the main form please? If you solution can do this, I would be happy to upgrade. Also, when creating forms with drop down menus, the drop down is always positioned slightly to the left by 2px? How do you eliminate that?

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    JotForm Founder

    Answered by aytekin on February 03, 2011 at 03:55 AM

    1. Create a new JotForm form by going on www.jotform.com.

    2. Click on "Text Box" on the left side to add a new text box field.

    3. Click on the new field to select the question. You will see toolbar change. Click on "Hint Example" button and enter "e.g. £10,000".

    4. Save your form.

    5. Click on "Setup & Share" on the toolbar tabs and then click on "Embed Form",

    5. Copy the form code provided when you click on "Embed" button to your web site.

    That's all.