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    Can I automate form creation

    Asked by guest_23138816310043 on November 09, 2012 at 11:13 PM

    I want to offer clients a "build your own" experience in which they can pick from a number of service options and see a total cost. The specifics of the options change in a complex way depending on things like which of our personnel are available at that time. We have a database solution that, whith human guidance, can generate the specific options to be offered. Is there any way to use the output data from our database to automatically generate a form without human input (to avoid human error)?

    I see a number of replies to related queries saying that it is not possible to import data. Would it be possible to export the HTML for a form and use that as a template (edit the code on this end with an automated search and replace, for example) and then use the edited template on the JotForm server?

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    Answered by NeilVicente on November 10, 2012 at 02:39 AM

    Is is okay to assume that the word "form" in the title of your post refers to the actual unfilled form?

    If so, well obviously it is not possible to dynamically change field options from within JotForm builder. Custom script solutions integrated with the form's source codes can probably make this doable. However, JotForm does not allow custom script to be saved on a form, so that means you will have to host the modified form codes on your own server.

    JotForm can still process form submissions and perform the tasks required for each submission i.e., notifications, autoresponders, thank you pages, etc. provided that the field input names aren't changed as these are what JotForm uses to map the data correctly.

    In all honesty, I can't say that what you're trying to achieve is advisable. Customized form codes are very prone to errors, so we can't really guarantee optimal performance.