How to pass data from one form into another?

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    Asked on April 12, 2019 at 01:00 PM

    We want to migrate data from one jotform to another. We currently have one jotform on a website and another that is accessible via a link that has a lot of text and cannot be read very well on the website.


    what we want to do is have the respondent fill out the website jotform and when they hit submit, they are brought to our other form with their answers to the website jotform autopopulated on the second form.


    Is there a way to do that?

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    Answered on April 12, 2019 at 02:26 PM

    You can use URL parameters to populate your form fields.

    You can redirect your form user to the second form using the redirect link in your Thank you page


    with the populated URL parameters.


    Please give it a try and let us know if you have further questions.

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    Answered on April 12, 2019 at 04:45 PM


    Thanks for the great links! i have got the name, email and phone number to populate in the second form, but I am having trouble with the checkbox data.

    I have it populating a document and i am having two issues:

    1. How do i put a space between the values?

    2. I have an "other" option that people can write in. How do I get that write-in answer in the text?

    Here is my url string:[first]={$Name:first}&fullName[last]={$Name:last}&phoneNumber7[area]={$phoneNumber:area}&phoneNumber7[phone]={$phoneNumber:phone}&email12={email}&whatDriving={whatDriving:0},"_"{whatDriving:1},"_"{whatDriving:2},"_"{whatDriving:3},"_"{whatDriving:4},"_"{whatDriving:5},"_"{whatDriving:6},"_"{whatDriving:7},"_"{whatDriving:9},"_"{whatDriving:8}


    Here are my field details:



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    Answered on April 12, 2019 at 07:58 PM

    You can use our prepopulate app here to get an idea how it will fill the value with your checkbox field.

    1). If you want to put spaces between values, you can put %20 between the words.

    ex. Sample word = Sample%20word

    2). For "Other" option, you can fill it like in the example below:

    ex. whatDriving[other]=Other

    Where "Other" is the value you want to be in the field.

    Here's an example URL[other]=Other&whatDriving=Amazon Flex,Caviar,Dolly,DoorDash,GrubHub,Instacart,Postmates,TaskRabbit,Uber,Wingz,other

    Let us know if you have any questions or if you need further assistance. 

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    Answered on April 15, 2019 at 01:29 PM

    I tried Inserting the url string like above and I cannot get it to populate.

    Here is the url i have tried:[first]={$Name:first}&fullName[last]={$Name:last}&phoneNumber7[area]={$phoneNumber:area}&phoneNumber7[phone]={$phoneNumber:phone}&email12={email}&whatDriving={whatDriving:0},{whatDriving:1},{whatDriving:2},{whatDriving:3},{whatDriving:4},{whatDriving:5},{whatDriving:6},{whatDriving:7},{whatDriving:9},&whatDriving[other:8]={whatDriving:8}

    The confusing thing is that all the Field IDs have 2 digits separated by underscores. While the Other answer Field IDs only have one digit.

    Here is the a link to first survey:

    Here are the Field IDs for that question:


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    Answered on April 15, 2019 at 03:10 PM

    I think you do not need fields IDs, those are used for CSS code to apply styling. You can just count the number of options starting from '0'. Here is an example part of link I can suggest to try for a checkbox:


    Can you tell us what other fields are causing difficulties?

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    Answered on April 15, 2019 at 04:51 PM

    All the other fields are working fine. I am just having problems with the write-in on the checkbox question.

    I tried replacing the url segment like above and it didn't work. I also tried "&whatDriving[other]={whatDriving:11}" to no avail.

    This is what is populated when i choose Postmates, Uber, and other with "Derek" written in.

    "performed services for Postmates,Uber,other; and/or its affiliates"

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    Answered on April 15, 2019 at 07:29 PM

    There are two problems I've discovered in the checkbox field.

    1. In your first form the other option is on the 2nd checkbox field Have you worked for any of these companies for less than 30 days? If so, which ones. The field name of this checkbox is haveYou so the parameter should be {haveYou:other} so it should look like this in the URL.


    2. Please check every each option in your checkboxes and ensure that there's no extra white space after the text, otherwise, population will not work on that option. Example, the Postmates option has extra white space after it.

    Please try these changes and update us here.