Pre-populating a form

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    Asked on February 25, 2018 at 06:25 PM


    Love Jotform.

    We have a jotform which is required to be updated by users every month.
    We have about 200 users.

    Is it possible, once they start typing in their contact details, to have the form automatically fill in from details in a previous excel doc?

    If not, any alternative solutions are welcome.


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    Answered on February 26, 2018 at 03:44 AM

    If I understood your question correctly, you would like let the form user populate the fields of the form which were filled out previously. If so, you can use our "Spreadsheet to Form" widget in order to meet the mentioned expectations. 

    For example, check this form given below:

    If you enter "unique1" into the "Spreadsheet to Form Widget" field, then the other fields will be populated with the related informations on the spreadsheet.

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    Please check this guide in order to get more information about this widget:

    How to Use the Spreadsheet to Form Widget

    Alternatively, you can use our Prepopulate feature in order to let the user fill the form that they have previously filled out automatically with using URL parameters. 

    You can check the related guide by clicking the link given below:

    Prepopulating Fields to Your JotForm via URL Parameters

    Or, you can directly visit the app: