Prepopulate: Linked forms vs multipage forms

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    afee
    Asked on January 13, 2018 at 10:51 AM

    I have a rather complex form I am building and trying to decide whether it's better to have smaller forms that are linked together versus a multi-page form ....this form will be updated frequently on the back end that end users will not see so what would be easier for daily updates ...multi-page forms or multiple forms that are linked together???

    If I choose to go to the linked form process can I carry a calculated total from form one and have it be the starting field on form two and so on and so forth to have a final total calculated field on the last form?

    To explain I currently have six forms that are linked to one another keeping the individual vertical product lines isolated to their form but I would like to carry those totals to a final form at the end or would it be more effective to just have a seven-page form that calculates and carries all the way through???

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    jonathan
    Answered on January 13, 2018 at 04:42 PM

    ...or would it be more effective to just have a seven-page form that calculates and carries all the way through???

    It will be more effective and easier to manage a 7-page form compared to 7 forms. 

    I assume it is a custom payment form. You can always have the individual vertical products anywhere on the pages of the form and still have each calculation summarized(total) on another page page in the form.

    Please check this demo form https://form.jotformpro.com/71670809184967


    the demo form has a very basic layout but it has multiple option payment form. But this form can be expanded into multiple pages form and will still have calculation and payment on submissions.





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    afee
    Answered on January 15, 2018 at 08:43 AM
    I played with it some yesterday...my concern is the complexity of showing and hiding pages the more details I add in as opppsed to keeping each form seperate and only launching it when needed...
    Can you explain the process of moving a calculated field from field 1 to start the next linked form and then I should be able to add that to the calculation on form 2??
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    aubreybourke
    Answered on January 15, 2018 at 11:13 AM

    As requested here is the info to pass fields from one form to another

    Prepopulating-Fields-to-Your-JotForm-via-URL-Parameters

    You would need to redirect your thank you page to the form you want to prepopulate

    Setting-up-the-Thank-You-Page 

    Just to follow up on what my colleague recommends, having a single form is also a better approach for your submissions. If you use one form all your submission data will be in one place. Whereas is you have multiple forms you will have submission data in several locations.