I should not be having such a hard time with this but I can't figure ou

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    sbanawan
    Asked on March 23, 2020 at 03:38 PM

    I should not be having such a hard time with this but I can't figure out something so basic it's driving me crazy.

    I've got a series of 4 forms I need filled out. I'd like to pass the full name from one to the next. Form 1 should receive input from the user and pass it to form 2, etc. To test this out, I'm just trying to pass the values directly through the URL.

    https://form.jotform.com/200778191731053?name[first_17]="name" just to test. It will not work no matter what I've tried.

    I've looked at the source code and for some reason that name field is called q17_name[first_17]. I've tried that in the URL and still no dice. I'm out of ideas.



    This is a re-post of a comment on How to Automatically Pass Form Data to Another Form

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    KrisLei
    Answered on March 23, 2020 at 04:29 PM

    Please try to add braces {} on the 'name:first'. So that it would be like:

    https://form.jotform.com/200778191731053?name[first_17]={name:first} 

    You can also use the prepopulate.io app to get the full URL of the form: https://prepopulate.jotform.io/

    Let us know how it goes.

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    sbanawan
    Answered on March 23, 2020 at 04:49 PM

    Thanks for the reply. I can't seem to use the .io app because it doesn't allow for signing in with google. 

    That said, your solution doesn't seem to work at all for me. I've tried it already. 

    To restate the issue, the first form in my workflow is

    https://form.jotform.com/200778191731053

    For the thank you page, it redirects to the next form with the following:

    https://form.jotform.com/200778742025051?name1[first_3]={name:first_17}

    The URL that's shown the browser window does not have the value from the form 1. It is just 


    https://form.jotform.com/200778742025051?name1[first_3]=


    Why doesn't {name:first_17} pass a value? 


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    KrisLei
    Answered on March 23, 2020 at 05:55 PM

    Thank you for providing further details. 

    Kindly give me some time to come up with the correct URL here on my end. I will get back to you shortly. Thank you.

    But can you try to use Firefox to access the perpopulate.io app? Let's see if it would let you login. 

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    KrisLei
    Answered on March 23, 2020 at 06:51 PM

    Sorry for the delay, please delete the underscore and the number (_#) on every field IDs:

    So it has just to be: 

    https://form.jotform.com/200778742025051?name1[first]={name:first}

    Please try it on your end let us know if the issue still persists.

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    sbanawan
    Answered on March 24, 2020 at 10:45 AM

    That worked! Thank you so much for your help.