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    How can I display a dynamically generated static field using data from a field on a previous page of the same form

    Asked by oseo5511 on July 30, 2013 at 04:27 PM

    say they enter their name and other info and go to vehicle information, is there any way I can display their name and then on selected vehicle 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 on top of ecah consecutive page using the previously entered or selected data?

     

    I just want to STATICALLY show on next pages after they enter these data and other related fields the following data:

    * FISRT & LAST NAME

    * 1st vehicle year/make/model

    * 2nd vehicle year/make/model - so on and so forth

    Possible optional request: perhaps a button or link that essentially sends them back to particular form page related to that corresponding links info fields (edit / change... but just a back / skip function to a particular page

     

    see related form and the headings is supposed to ne replaced with a static display of dynamically saved or selected data from previous pages and fields.

     

    best example is shown in this screenshot of the three pages of a very similar form on another website, 1 collection, 2 collection & display pages. and i want like few more of these from next pages as well

    Thank you 

    Page URL:
    http://form.jotform.us/form/32105213790141

    previous page static same form name height next png
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by jonathan on July 30, 2013 at 06:08 PM

    Hi,

    Please review this guide How-to-Enable-Prepopulating-Fields

    I think what you wanted to do is similar to what was described on the guide. You can test a demo form here. 

    In the demo form, when you fill-in Your Name, Email, and Address, the same info can dynamically pre-populate similar info for a different section i.e. Salesperson info.

    Hope this help. Inform us if you need further assistance.

    Thanks.

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    Answered by oseo5511 on July 30, 2013 at 08:21 PM

    this is not exactly what I need, close, but not what is going to help me unless somehow this process can go like this: I need this to happen automatically and give user no control over it other than a button or link to skip/go back to the related page for the option and edit it if at all possible. 

     

    if not all the way, simply an automatically generated static display of previously entered/slected data fields on previous pages will be just fine if there is a way to achieve it.

     

    Please refer to my screen shots to see what happens from "page" to page on that sample form, and what information is displayed on further pages based on what was depicted as being selected/entered earlier towards the top of the screenshot.

     

    Thanks

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by jonathan on July 30, 2013 at 09:37 PM

    Hi,

    I understand what you wanted to achieved. But unfortunatelly, it is quite difficult to do it using the page break field on the form builder alone.

    As mentioned in my previous suggestion, it would require using the form's source code and inject customize functions using javascript to have the page break field an automated "click event".

    Will you be able to use your form's source code and have it embedded on a website? This is a requirement if using the form's source code is needed.

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    Another method I can suggest is using 2 forms instead of the 1 multiple page form.

    You can setup the 1st form for the initial info/data, and when the 1st form is submitted, the 2nd form will open with the appropriate fields pre-populated already with the info/data from the 1st form.

    Something similar to this test form http://jotformpro.com/form/31427061944957 - test submit this form to see the 2nd form.

    Thanks.

     

     

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    Answered by oseo5511 on July 31, 2013 at 12:29 AM

    I will be using wix.com platform and I have been advised before to only use iframe version. is there any possible option I can host the full modified software elsewhere/ A CDN, and create an iframe code using a third party software as wix does have a iframe widget. however I have tried and have been told that jotform and wix only work nicely when iframe and not full source embed by jotform staff.

     

    the methods described so far - as much as i appreicate you showing me the automated transfer in the last part of your response- are still easily editable. i want a static, grayed out, uneditable type of display only from such data, but yeah, you are getting very close to what I need :)

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Welvin on July 31, 2013 at 01:09 AM

    Hi,

    You can use the Full Source codes ,upload it to your host server or Google Drive/Dropbox/Box account the get the file direct URL and use the iFrame generator. I think this method will work for you.

    Unfortunately, I cannot provide you the modified codes per your example. We'll try to come up with the solutions. Please stay tune for updates.

    Thanks

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    Answered by oseo5511 on July 31, 2013 at 01:20 AM

    Perfect!

    I will keep checking back now that the need has been communcated properly and I got the straight up answer like always :)

    Thank you

     

    EDIT: Also I would appreciate it if you could briefly guide me as to how I can get the source code hosted on Google Drive. Do I need to download the refined version or just copy paste full source code into a text file, change type to .html and then upload to google drive? or what other proper way? thnx