Populating a submission from an external database

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    Asked on April 09, 2018 at 01:47 PM


    Is there another way yet to populate a form from an external database other than through URL parameters? Such as AJAX with JSon?

    If no, how to handle longer forms where the URL would become too long form some browsers to accept?


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    Answered on April 09, 2018 at 02:48 PM

    I believe you have already checked Prepopulating Fields to Your JotForm via URL Parameters.

    If there are cases where the URL is becoming too long for some browsers to accept, you can try using the Spreadsheet to Form Widget. The Spreadsheet to Form Widget allows you to upload a spreadsheet to your form and use the values you have on the spreadsheet to pre-populate the form.

    Complete Guide: How to Use the Spreadsheet to Form Widget