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    Can I pass user data into a form - import data from my database

    Asked by jenspepie on January 31, 2014 at 03:35 PM
    I'd like to use some data from an existing database and merge them into a jotform-hosted form. So I can pass e.g. Name, city etc to the form and this data are shown up in certain fields of the form. My idea is to use your API, create a submission with the known user data and then call the form. Is this a good practice?TIA!Regards Jens
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by TitusN on January 31, 2014 at 07:24 PM


    Yes you can.

    Please use this app to do so: http://apps.jotform.com/app/import_data

    Your data needs to be in a spreadsheet or in CSV format.

    Follow the instructions precisely in order to match the fields of your data to the form.

    Let us know if you hit a bump.

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    Answered by rbeck on January 19, 2016 at 09:29 AM

    Is there a way to automate this based on unique URL that is generated from a form submission and when the url is clicked, it opens a new form and prepopulates the forms from the original submission?
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Kiran on January 19, 2016 at 12:01 PM


    Your question is moved to a separate thread and shall be addressed there shortly.


    Thank you!