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    Is it possible to pipe an answer to a question into a later question?

    Asked by markashton on February 16, 2011 at 09:31 AM


    I would like to pipe the answer to a question into a later question. I note and all the other pretenders to Jotform ;) all have this useful feature.

    If it cannot be done currently (which I believe to be the case) then could I request this.


    Thanks Mark

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    Answered by ewpratt on February 16, 2011 at 01:17 PM

    I could not find anything specific to passing variable data from one form to another, but this might be of some help:


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    Answered by markashton on February 19, 2011 at 08:54 AM


    Can you advise me on whether this will be a feature - has gone on feature list please?

    Regards Mark

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    Answered by aytekin on February 20, 2011 at 12:55 AM

    I'm not clear what you mean by "pipe the answer to a question into a later question"? Do you have an example form?

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    Answered by markashton on March 10, 2011 at 03:48 AM

    In answer to your question - an example is here:

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    Answered by techinso on March 11, 2011 at 06:57 AM



    While there is no direct way to use the answer of one question as part of a title for a different one, there is an easy workaround. You can create custom versions for the second question, each one for a particular choice for the first one. I have created a short clip, showing how can this be achieved directly through the JotForm panel:




    Of course, there is always the option to download the source of the form and modify it to use variables in the question label, but it is much more complex and will require javascript knowledge. I believe the solution shown on the clip is much faster and easier.

    Best Regards,

    Yanislav Ivanov

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    Answered by markashton on January 03, 2012 at 02:43 PM



    Any chance this useful feature called piping could be added please - see here for an explanation. I would love to be able to do this for futre areas of the form



    Regards Mark

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    Answered by idarktech on January 04, 2012 at 02:35 AM

    Hi Mark,

    Thank you so much for asking. If I'm not mistaken, that feature is possible with JotForm inside the Thank you Message. You have to used the codes generated on your Notifications and then use it inside your Thank you Message. To do that simply follow the steps below.

    1. After creating your form, open your Notification, Click Email Alerts > Notification.

    2. Copy the generated codes under answer column.


    3. Create your Custom Thank you Message and insert the codes to where you want it to appear.

    4. You can test a sample demo here: https://www.jotform.com/form/20033511584?

    Please let us know if you have further questions or if I have missed something so that we can further asssist you. Thank you so much!

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    Answered by markashton on January 04, 2012 at 05:00 AM


    Thanks for that but I mean't specifically for later questions or free text html in the same form. This would be a most useful addition. The video above explains the practical use.

    Thanks, Regards Mark

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    Answered by fxr on January 04, 2012 at 06:56 PM

    Mark, unfortunately this feature is unlikely to be added at any point in the near future. 

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    Answered by sjk03060 on October 23, 2015 at 11:46 AM

    That's absurd. Every, and I mean every, form designer out there allows for piping. When you add a person's first name to a form, it's often nice to address them personally later on. JotForm has a lot of cool features, but this is a basic. It should be there.

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    Answered by Adrian  on October 23, 2015 at 12:39 PM

    Basing the form example on the youtube video provided, the exact end-result was achieved by using the appropriate {field names} inside a Text Field (click Edit HTML to enter the contents). The process is very similar to that of creating a Thank You email or Email Notifications. The only difference is we enter the {field names} manually, instead of clicking it from the sidebar / panel. 

    *Text Field


    *Unprocessed HTML field


    *End result

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    Answered by Adrian  on October 23, 2015 at 12:40 PM

    Forgot to include the form example