How can I use Jotform as an Endpoint

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    colinpmiles
    Asked on January 17, 2018 at 09:17 PM

    Hi There


    Is there a way to use a Jotform as an Enpoint


    e.g. Another service sends data to the JotForm which can then receive and display the information?


    Thanks

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    Jim_R
    Answered on January 18, 2018 at 01:24 AM

    I'm afraid most of our integration and workflow work the other way around, where you use JotForm as the source of data, then push that data to another endpoint (e.g. a webhook, CRM, 3rd party platform, or a database).

    The closest thing that comes to my mind is prepopulating the form fields using URL parameters. We have an app that will help you generate the URL parameters you need for this.

    http://prepopulate.jotform.io/

    I'm not sure if this is what you're looking for but it looks to be similar to a previous thread you opened here https://www.jotform.com/answers/1348639 

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    colinpmiles
    Answered on January 18, 2018 at 02:29 AM

    Hi Jim

    Thanks. It is similar, I'm just trying to make a work around for what I think should be a simple task. Apparently, not so.

    I'm having trouble getting Zapier to properly format the URL parameters. I know pre-filling works in JotForm as I've tried it manually. But, I'm still trying to find a search solution and then get a pre-filled form...


    Thanks again...

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    Jim_R
    Answered on January 18, 2018 at 03:43 AM

    But, I'm still trying to find a search solution and then get a pre-filled form...

    You mentioned a "search solution" - Did you mean you're using Zapier to search for data > fetch and parse parts of that data through Zapier > then generate a prepopulated URL out of it?

    I don't think this is within our scope of support but if you could tell us how/where you're searching and how you're attempting to generate the prepopulated URL, perhaps we can help you in finding an alternative (if applicable).

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    colinpmiles
    Answered on January 18, 2018 at 04:43 AM
    Ok. So, I have a JotForm, which Zapier receives and searches PipeDrive for
    the Person. This bit works.
    The question is how to open the JotForm with the data that I need. I
    figured I might be able to use the Thank You page or another Form to
    pre-fill once I've got the data.
    I was thinking of using Google Sheets in an Iframe embed, so that it
    automatically updates the display but there's too much data. I just need to
    populate fields such as address and telephone number.
    Surely there must be a way out there! (Other than using the PipeDrive API
    and writing my own code...)?
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    Adrian
    Answered on January 18, 2018 at 08:02 AM

    You can customize the Thank You page or Redirect to an external link after form submission.

    Setting up the Thank You Page


    The thing is that you do not have the search result data immediately after form submission.

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    colinpmiles
    Answered on January 18, 2018 at 03:02 PM

    Yep. I was thinking I might be able to get Zapier to run some code and open the JotForm URL with the results but they don't support that unfortunately. 

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    Adrian
    Answered on January 18, 2018 at 03:19 PM

    I am not sure how the search thing works.

    Did you try Zapier Webhooks for the last part?

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    colinpmiles
    Answered on January 18, 2018 at 03:43 PM
    Yeah, I thought WebHooks would do the job but the JavaScript to open a URL
    doesn't seem to be supported...

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    aubreybourke
    Answered on January 18, 2018 at 04:13 PM

    You could contact Zapier support?

    https://zapier.com/help/contact-us/

    They should be able to enlighten you with an answer.