Is this possible without submitting?

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    scholaschools
    Asked on February 26, 2021 at 11:33 AM

    Is this possible without submitting?

    For example, I have Form 1 with a hidden field named 'source' and then many links around the web with jotform-1-url.com?source=WHATEVER

    So when they go to Form 1, that source field is now populated with WHATEVER

    Without submitting, we offer the option to actually go to a different form (in case they were on the wrong one, or need another option, etc.) but want to carry over the same source.

    So I need jotform-2-url.com?source={source} ... and for that {source} to be WHATEVER (in this case) despite not having actually submit the form.

    Will it work that way or am I missing something?



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

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    Basil_A
    Answered on February 26, 2021 at 03:47 PM

    Hi,

    I don't believe it's possible to pass the data if the form wasn't submitted.

    Please let us know if you gave any further questions.

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    scholaschools
    Answered on February 26, 2021 at 11:27 PM

    Hi Basil,

    How can we figure out a way? This is a "relatively simple" with spreadsheets other applications -- take a value, append it to the value in another cell or input.

    Somebody asked this same question in the forums here in 2012 -- surely 9 years has gotten us closer!

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    scholaschools
    Answered on February 27, 2021 at 12:11 AM

    Done.

    If it helps anybody else... I have it set up to create two different urls - one for Spanish, one for English.

    1. Hidden field for value you want to append, let's call it source
    2. Hidden field with base url, let's call it baseurl
    3. Hidden field for output url, let's call it outputurl

    Then,

    1. yourform.com?source=TEST -> stores TEST as {source} -- but remember this could change, which is the whole point. If it were static, we could just copy it.
    2. store yoursecondform.com?source= as the default value for {baseurl}
    3. Calculate the value of outputurl similar to this (although I used different tags):


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    Then just create a paragraph field:

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    ALL SET!

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    Bojan_J
    Answered on February 27, 2021 at 06:41 AM

    Greetings.

    Thank you for sharing the solution with us. I'm sure it will help someone in the future.

    Let us know if you have any additional questions.