Request for form element that prepopulates fields with data from existing submissions

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    IAPMD
    Asked on October 29, 2019 at 03:16 PM

    We are using Jotform for the interaction reports that our volunteer peer supporters fill out after interacting with a client. We often have repeat clients so I was hoping that we could have a form element where the volunteer starts typing the client's name and if it matches an existing client from a previous interaction report it will prepopulate some elements on the form with their client info (like age, email, etc.), so that the volunteer does not need to fill out this info again.

    Is there a form element that will allow that?

    Thank you!

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    Mike
    Answered on October 29, 2019 at 05:58 PM

    There is no such element in Jotform, so I will raise a feature request on your behalf. Hopefully, this is something that will be implemented at some point in the future.

    Currently, the form fields can be pre-populated based on the codes and attached spreadsheet file with data:

    How to Use the Spreadsheet to Form Widget