How to create a form with data coming from an outside source?

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    Munawar
    Asked on March 18, 2018 at 11:43 AM

    I want to access out side data to create a form.

    suggest how??

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    Mike_G
    Answered on March 18, 2018 at 01:45 PM

    I would like to apologize for any inconvenience. However, may we ask for clarification of what exactly you are trying to accomplish, please?

    Are you trying to create a form where options in a field (radio button, checkbox, drop-down) will come from an outside source?

    Or, you would only want to pre-fill the form with data that's coming from an outside source?

    We will wait for your response.

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    citijobs1
    Answered on March 18, 2018 at 07:43 PM
    Thanks for replying.
    Exactly the second option. I would only want to pre-fill the form with data that's coming from an outside source database (.dbf) file. Only for viewing data from outside database.
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    tina
    Answered on March 19, 2018 at 03:23 AM

    Exactly the second option. I would only want to pre-fill the form with data that's coming from an outside source database (.dbf) file. Only for viewing data from outside database.


    ->You can prepopulate your form via URL parameters. In order to achieve this, you can create a web page (PHP, ASP, JAVA) to use this to access to your database file or database and generate a URL with URL desired URL parameter and populate your form with data. 

    Prepopulating Fields to Your JotForm via URL Parameters

    -> You can convert your .dbf file to a spreadsheet and you can use this spreadsheet with our Spreadsheet to Form widget in order to populate the form fields based on a specific field.


    How to Use the Spreadsheet to Form Widget

    I hope these help.