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    Can I use information entered on page 1 to populate data in a free text area on page 2?

    Asked by capnpop on April 25, 2011 at 10:24 PM

    Sorry if this has been asked before but I simply could not find it.  I'm trying to have a form auto-fill for our customers.  The form itself asks for either the customer name or company name multiple times, rather than asking it each time I'd rather ask them once for each of those pieces of information then have page 2 spit out the "completed" form for them to review and submit. 

     

    Is there any way to do this without setting up 2 forms with post-data?

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    Answered by NeilVicente on April 26, 2011 at 05:14 AM

    Hi,

    As useful as it may seem, this feature is not available with Jotform. Unfortunately, the only workaround I could suggest to you is the one which I think you're not really keen of, that is, setting up two forms with post data.

    Although like I said, this seems like a nice feature, that's why I'm adding this to our user requests list. We will notify you of updates, if there are any, with regards to the status of this request. Thank you for understanding.

    If you have other questions, feel free to post again in this forum.

    Regards,
    Neil

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    Answered by dipersiatech on October 28, 2011 at 05:52 PM

    Curious if this ever happened?

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Mike_T on October 28, 2011 at 07:02 PM

    Unfortunately, that feature is not yet available. Please note that we are not going to stop improving our services. Once the feature will be released we will update this thread.

    Thank you for your patience in this matter.

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    JotForm Founder

    Answered by aytekin on October 31, 2011 at 04:33 AM

    We have added this as a Nice To Do feature request.

    Currently, you can do something similar: Create a checkbox that says "Shipping Address is same as Billing Address". If the user unchecks it, you can show the second address question using Condions feature of JotForm Form Builder.

    If you need more details about this please let us know.  

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    Answered by capnpop on October 31, 2011 at 05:55 AM

    I just realized that one way to do this would be to re-create the form (copy it) and remove the pagebreaks.  Then put your "print" button at the top (of the new form) and use the custom HTML field to create a link to the new form on the original form. You'd still use the original to accept entries normally but the "print" option would bring them to a full-length form with a print button at the top (and perhaps submit, I've forgotten if those two are linked).

    This is slightly more technical than simply adding the button but it could, with the right coding, be just as effective.

    With the proper HTML manipulation you can do many things (most of which I didn't consider when I had this question) such as using the raw code from the form with the pagebreaks taken out and drop it in a blank page with an onload javascript to call for the print.  Such a variety of things I didn't think of..

     

    Edit: Vague and incomplete thoughts are the bane of my existance.