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    Sending data to a URL

    Asked by guest_22784776504059 on October 21, 2012 at 03:39 AM

    Hi,

     

    I need to send data from a form to a URL. Example. customer enters their Username and Password and i need to send the data as:

     

    example.com/command=createcustomer&apikey=3464D&customer=698&password=1212&geocallcli=403&tarrifrate=1640

     

    So basically i need to use it to send API request.


    Is this at all possible ?

     

    Your help would be appreciated. 

     

    Thank You

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Rodjit on October 21, 2012 at 06:08 AM

    Hi,

    I'm not sure if this is possible or not but please check this:

    http://www.jotform.com/help/51-How-to-Post-Submission-Data-to-Thank-You-Page

    I will try to get my colleague attention about this so they can further assist you as i'm not sure about this.

    You may try to search the forum for related information while waiting:

    http://www.jotform.com/answers/search.php?search=Sending+data+to+a+URL

    Thanks

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    Answered by eemedia on October 21, 2012 at 06:50 AM

    Thanks for that. I have read that thread also did a thorough search and was not able to get any answers. Hopefully your colleague could help.

     

    Thank You

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by idarktech on October 21, 2012 at 07:11 AM

    @eemedia,

    There are two ways to achieved this, you can prepopulate data via thank you page. Check this thread: http://www.jotform.com/answers/93645-How-do-I-prepopulate-fields-in-one-form-with-text-input-from-another-form-

    Or, as suggested my colleague above, you can use Send Post Data feature. Here's a more detailed guide about it: http://www.jotform.com/answers/24995-Can-a-form-be-pre-populated-with-data-from-a-previous-submission-just-moments-ago

    Just let us know if you run into any problems with this so we can further assist you. Thanks!

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    Answered by eemedia on October 21, 2012 at 07:28 AM

    Thank you for your reply. THe first option seems great, however, is there any way the link could be hidden so the customer sees a button or something instead of the full link ?

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by idarktech on October 21, 2012 at 07:55 AM

    That's doable via Thank you Message.

    Here's a visual guide:

    Setup & Embed > Thank you > Select Thank you Message > click HTML button > paste the code (feel free to modify this code)

    <a target="_blank" href="http://form.jotformpro.com/form/22943337272960?yourEmail={email3}"><input type="button" value="CLICK HERE" /></a>

    Example form: http://form.jotformpro.com/form/22902070863955?

    Thanks!

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    Answered by eemedia on October 21, 2012 at 08:46 AM

    Seems to work well from your example. Thank you so much for taking the time to help me.


    Have a good day.

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    Answered by moonzkie on October 21, 2012 at 08:51 AM

    In behalf of my colleagues, we're glad to be of help, if you have futher questions feel free to contact us.

    Thanks for using JotForm!

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    Answered by eemedia on October 21, 2012 at 10:05 PM

    Hi, i know this is a long shot because it probably doesnt have anything to do with jotform, however, the information displayed after following the link is displayed in XML format. Is there anyway i could display the XML in a more user friendly manner ? 

    THank you!!

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by idarktech on October 21, 2012 at 10:51 PM

    @eemedia,

    Can you tell us the name of the form where we can reproduce the XML format problem? As far as I know, the xml error will only happen when files from JotForm becomes unavailable.

    Thanks!

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    Answered by eemedia on October 21, 2012 at 11:01 PM

    Oh no, jotform has no issues. What im asking is once we send the request to an external website, the external website displays their information in XML format. Is there anyway in Jotform i could grab the success XML format and display it in the thank you page 

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by idarktech on October 21, 2012 at 11:19 PM

    Sorry for my misunderstanding. Unfortunately only HTML are allowed on thank you page. XML isn't possible. Sorry about that. 

    Thanks!

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    Answered by khrisell on July 04, 2013 at 06:40 PM
    Greetings!

    We are happy to announce that we have released Jotform Webhooks,  this feature would replace Send Post Data + Custom URL Thank You Page workaround in order to help you transfer forms data to your own database using your own script codes.

    To know more about Jotform Webhooks, please click here.

     

    Thank you for using JotForm. :)