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    Preopopulate field from another field data

    Asked by owenow on March 03, 2014 at 11:33 PM

    Hi there!

    I am non-tech so not sure if there an easy solution.  Basically my form will have a Postal Address and Property Address section which may or may not be different for the user.  I would love to give the user the option of checking the tick box to pre populate one based on the other if they were the same.  

    I know this is possible per http://www.jotform.com/help/107-How-to-Give-Users-the-Ability-to-Easily-Copy-Content-from-One-Field-to-Another 

    I started giving it a go but got lost at Step 5 / 6.  My understanding for this is that the Form needs to be on a web page other than that hosted by Jot Form?  I was not intending to have a website set up and was just going to point the user to the Form URL created by JotForm (well not 100% true, I am plannign to use the Custom URL and Domain option).  

     

    So my question is, is there any simple way to do this prepopulation or make it easy for the user to copy the fields across? 

     

    Thanks heaps (again)

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by EltonCris on March 04, 2014 at 02:13 AM

    Hi there!

    That's right. When you take your form source code and made any changes, there's no way to place it back to Jotform. It's either you have to embed the entire source code or you have to save it as html file and upload it to your server.

    Unfortunately, there is no other solution other than modifying your form source code as of the moment. The provided guide is a workaround created by my colleague and not yet implemented as a Jotform feature.

    Hope this clarifies a bit.

    Should you have further questions, feel free to let us know here.

    Regards!