Continue Forms Later: how to pass data from form 1 to form 2?

  • Profile Image
    zifboxbiz
    Asked on December 13, 2017 at 04:46 PM

    I’ve set up a form that will save and continue later. I’ve used your instruction (I use the submission id rather than the email to identify the session). It’s all working fine.

    However, I want to transfer information from the form that opens the session to the main form. I would like the information to appear in some read-only fields in the main form.

    I imagine that I can create fields on the main form and populate them with the right url placed in the ‘unique name’ section (under Filed Details).

    But there’s something I’m doing that’s not working; something I’m not understanding. I’ve read your instructions, and I’m not getting it (sorry).

    Can you help?

     

    ngr

  • Profile Image
    BDAVID
    Answered on December 13, 2017 at 06:22 PM

    We will be glad to assist you.

    1) First, you do not have to change the field unique names:

    1513206680no.png

    So, remove that field and add a new one:

    1513206797coursename.gif

    2) Then check this guide(and the links inside the guide) to learn how to pass data from one form to another: https://www.jotform.com/help/351-How-to-Automatically-Pass-Form-Data-to-Another-Form 


    So, you will have a URL like the following:

    https://form.jotform.com/73458090565968?session={id}&course={courseName}

    Notes:

    "&" - To  add more than one form field to be prepopulated.

    Yellow highlight: This is the field name from Form 2

    Green highlight: This is the field name from Form 1 but wrapped in {}.

  • Profile Image
    zifboxbiz
    Answered on December 13, 2017 at 08:43 PM
    Thanks very much for your prompt reply.
    I’m sorry, but I’m still not clear what I do with the url once I have it. Do I paste it somewhere? Where does it go.
    I’d like the information from the Open Session page to appear in the ‘Course’ field of the ‘main’ page.
    (Sorry if that’s a stupid question.)
    cheers

    neville ross
    graphic art | printing | websites
    p: 0416 011 590 e: ngr@zifbox.com.au w: www.zifbox.com.au



    I'm taking some days off over Christmas.
    I won't be working Friday 22nd December.
    Back at work 8th January 2018. HNY!
    Enjoy the season!
    ...
  • Profile Image
    zifboxbiz
    Answered on December 13, 2017 at 09:43 PM
    Actually, don’t worry. I worked it out.
    My fault. Brain freeze. It was obvious.
    Thanks a lot.
    cheers

    neville ross
    graphic art | printing | websites
    p: 0416 011 590 e: ngr@zifbox.com.au w: www.zifbox.com.au



    I'm taking some days off over Christmas.
    I won't be working Friday 22nd December.
    Back at work 8th January 2018. HNY!
    Enjoy the season!
    ...
  • Profile Image
    zifboxbiz
    Answered on December 13, 2017 at 10:43 PM
    I’m having trouble passing the date through. Is there a special trip to get the date to work?

    neville ross
    graphic art | printing | websites
    p: 0416 011 590 e: ngr@zifbox.com.au w: www.zifbox.com.au



    I'm taking some days off over Christmas.
    I won't be working Friday 22nd December.
    Back at work 8th January 2018. HNY!
    Enjoy the season!
    ...
  • Profile Image
    Nik_C
    Answered on December 14, 2017 at 02:44 AM

    Here is how to pass the date field:

    1) Switch off the Lite mode:

    1513237108Screen Shot 2017-12-14 at 8.43

    2) And to pass values of day/month/year values to another field you use these field names:

    -date[day]

    -date[month]

    -date[year]

    So if I want to prepopulate date field in this form (Form 2): https://form.jotform.com/73471743065963

    From this form (Form 1): https://form.jotform.com/73471128465964

    I would put this link on Thank you page: https://form.jotform.com/73471743065963?date[day]={date:day}&date[month]={date:month}&date[year]={date:year}

    In your case, you just have to adjust the form ID in the link. The name of date field is the same.

    Please check (feel free to check my test form as well) and let us know how it worked.

    Thank you!


  • Profile Image
    zifboxbiz
    Answered on December 14, 2017 at 05:34 PM

    That worked great. Thanks for you help.

    cheers