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    Why is "Prepopulating fields to your JotForm via URL parameters" deprecated

    Asked by NRCsupport on March 02, 2014 at 10:55 AM

    I have found this feature very useful for passing infomation to my external thankyou page. Why has it been deprecated? and does this mean that it will stop working in the future.

    My external thankyou page is actually another JotForm form. It does not contain any enterable fields, but it uses parameters set in the url to determine which parts should be displayed. It works very well.

    Using this method I don't need the complication of php coding - everything needed is my forms themselves.

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    Answered by jonathan on March 02, 2014 at 12:11 PM


    Actually, the "Deprecated" part was in reference to the guide, and NOT the fucntionality.

    Pre-populating fields via the URL parameters will still work all the time.

    This guide is deprecated for most of the standard fields like textbox, radio/checkbox and dropdowns. Please use this app to generate a prepopulated form URL. http://prepopulate.jotform.io/.


    Hope this clarifies it. Inform us if you need further assistance.


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    Answered by NRCsupport on March 02, 2014 at 12:52 PM

    But that is not what I want. I am using it to pass instructions from my form to my external thank you page, which is also a JotForm form.

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    Answered by Cesar on March 02, 2014 at 02:14 PM

    This is an ability that is currently possible and there are no plans to close down this functionality. As you can see the example forms on the guide are functional. The http://prepopulate.jotform.io/ would allow you to aobtain the neccesry code to use to prepopulate your fields.

    Kindly let us know if you need additional assistance. Thank you.