How populate field from another field input of the form?

  • mdevane
    Answered on December 21, 2013 10:47 PM

    not sure if this is the right function, but I simply want to "re-use" data inputs from beginning of a long form at the end. e.g. - Applicant enters their legal name at top of page 1. I want to use that information to fill into a legal authorization at end of form.

    I do not need options to "uncheck" and 2nd set of copied fields would be "read-only" so that they cannot be modified by form user, unless they go back to first page and change the field content there. Avoids inadvertent modifications to same Legal Name.

    How would I do this function?

  • Welvin JotForm Support
    Answered on December 22, 2013 04:21 AM


    I think this is possible with our calculation feature. Unfortunately, you would need to use the supported fields in order to achieve this with calculation feature. Example: Text Box field

    Here's an example form:

    Here's how you can do this with the said function:

    1. Click on the field you want to "show" the input from another field, click "Settings" icon.

    2. Find and Click "Calculate Fields" button

    How populate field from another field input of the form? Image 1 Screenshot 0


    3. This will open up the calculation wizard, just simply click on each "form fields" at the right side. So, if you want to show the field input, just do it this way:

    How populate field from another field input of the form? Image 2 Screenshot 1

    Basically, put in the form field name. If you want to set field as read-only, you can do so by checking the "Read-Only" checkbox.

    Let us know if you need further assistance.


  • diagnos
    Answered on April 03, 2014 05:18 PM


    Is thgere any way to make the resulting text a parragraph instead of a text box?


  • abajan Jotform Support
    Answered on April 03, 2014 09:22 PM

    I believe this can be done but not with any tools in the form builder. You would have to get a copy of the form's full source and paste it into a web page along with a script. The script would populate a paragraph which would be visible on the form. That script would also copy the paragraph to a hidden textarea whose contents would appear in email notifications and auto-responses.

    Let me work on something and get back to you.


  • JohnReaves
    Answered on June 23, 2014 10:21 PM

    Hi ...

    I'm trying to do something similar but I can't find the "Calculate Field" option under the "Settings" icon.  And I've tried the Form Calculation widget and haven't gotten that to work yet.
  • Ashwin JotForm Support
    Answered on June 23, 2014 11:25 PM

    Hello JohnReaves,

    This is a very old thread. I have moved your question to a new thread and answered you there. Please check the thread here:

    Thank you!