Cloning an external form: What if the form is a multi part application form?

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    troyoverend
    Asked on July 20, 2011 at 03:22 AM

    What if the form is a multi part online application form? Can you still clone it some how? When I try this method it only copies the actual URL of the form start page and not the rest of the form.



    This is a re-post of a comment on How to Clone an Embedded Form from a Webpage

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    mliz
    Answered on July 20, 2011 at 05:23 AM

    Hi there,


    We'd be happy to take a closer look into this issue however we need to replicate the
    problem. Can you please post the url of the page/form which you were trying to duplicate.

    Your response is highly appreciated.

    Best Regards,
    Mliz

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    troyoverend
    Answered on July 20, 2011 at 06:53 PM

    Hi Milz,

             Thanks for the fast reply. I am trying to create another version of the app system using JotForm that I can just embed into multiple website. It currently has a small admin panel although, although not needed for what I am trying to do. I just want to be able to collect the same information using the same form although have the ability to change form fields through the JotForm admin panel as normal.

    The form fields I am trying to duplicate are as follows below.

    http://www.evolvefinancegroup.com/online

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    NeilVicente
    Answered on July 21, 2011 at 06:53 AM

    Hi Troy,

    The form that you're trying to clone isn't a simple html form. It uses php to advance users into the next pages of the form, thus, there is no way to actually view the succeeding pages of the form without filling out the preceeding ones.

    This means that it cannot be cloned by our Form Builder. Even if there is a way to do so, it cannot exactly copy the form, including its different functions such as required field validation and conditionally hidden fields. That form employs a different code structure for its functions and it cannot be replicated by the Form Builder in any way.

    I apologize but the most logical suggestion I can give is to start from scratch and build your form following the structure of that multi-part application form.

    If you have further questions about this topic, please let us know. Thanks!

     

    Neil

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    troyoverend
    Answered on July 21, 2011 at 07:37 PM

    Hi Neil,

              Thanks for the reply. I pretty much thought this to be the case, although at least I can stop looking for the way to make fields conditional in the forms... LOL :)

    Is there any chance that I will be able to do this in the near future using Jotform? I love using Jotform, although need to be able to turn this app system into a pop-up form that can be included into multi sites but hosted from the one domain name.

     

    I would like to be able to offer the application system to affiliates websites that might want to offer there clients finance products.

     

    Any advice would be really appreciated!

     

    Cheers,

    Troy

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    NeilVicente
    Answered on July 22, 2011 at 02:37 AM

    Hi Troy,

    Sorry but I don't think this can be incorporated into Jotform. This certain form is pretty complex and like I mentioned, even if there is a way to clone each page separately, the conditions will not be carried over because they use different codes. You can instead build from scratch and mimic those conditions using Jotform's own conditions system.

    Forms like this cannot be copied by a standard importing/cloning method such as ours. It would certainly require custom programming work to be able to implement this one perfectly.


    Neil

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    troyoverend
    Answered on July 25, 2011 at 08:10 PM

    HI Neil,

              I would prefer to use the JotForm platform for this project as your system has never let me down. So I will take your advice and start again from scratch. Are you able to point me in the right direction in regards to setting conditional fields with Jotform. Do you know of any article on your site that may explain how to do this? I would really appreciate this...

    Cheers,

    Troy

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    allanftd
    Answered on July 25, 2011 at 10:35 PM

    Hi Troy,

    The following tutorial will help you jumpstart your skills on developing condition-powered JotForm forms:

    http://www.jotform.com/help/57-Conditional-Logic-on-Forms

    If you need  a more specific help while making your form, please do not hesitate to post it here on our support forum and we'd be ready to assist you. Thank you and enjoy using JotForm!

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