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    Asked on February 15, 2021 at 04:28 AM


    I have two questions regarding Jotform features, to understand if Jotform is the good solution for my next needs. My client is asking me this:

    My client is going to build a series of forms (fields: name, surname, e-mail, personal identification number) to let users register to some initiatives through these specific forms (each form = single initiative).

    The client will download each form's entries using excel / csv.

    1) The client would like to know if there's a way to understand inside the excel file of the single form entries if the user who signed up for that specific form has already signed up into other previous forms. Maybe through a hidden field or other to put in each form?

    2) The client would like to know if there's a way to show in the front-end of the form (when the user is signing up) if the user signed up into other previous forms before, like a label which gives some information about it. The user would be recognized through e-mail or other information I suppose.

    I think maybe request 1 could be made in some ways, the 2 is more complex. Maybe you have some information about this?



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    Answered on February 15, 2021 at 06:13 AM

    Hello Francesco

    Thanks for reaching out to us!

    Query 1: You can add a Get Referrer widget on your form which will be hidden on the form, but shown on the excel submission. It is essentially used to get what webpage a user was on before they landed on your form, but it can also be used for forms.

    Here is a useful link: https://www.jotform.com/help/287-how-to-capture-referrer-url

    But this will not show if they have submitted the previous form.

    Query 2: Could you provide us more information on this section?

    Do you want the user to answer a question if they filled up a previous form? OR do you want to keep that information anonymous and indirectly capture information if a previous form was filled?

    You could check this guide: https://www.jotform.com/help/351-how-to-automatically-pass-form-data-to-another-form which explains how to pass on data from one form to another.

    You can add some common questions in both forms and transfer data from one form to another when the previous form is submitted. When the data gets passed on to the second form that will show that the previous form was submitted.

    Let's say, the user enters their name in the previous form, using this guide above, you can pass on the Name field to the second form. Data will be passed on only if the previous form was submitted.

    Would that help?