Is it possible to read data from other forms?

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    Asked on March 18, 2014 at 07:35 PM

    Dear JotForm Staff,


    is it possible to have a form reading data from another form?


    A client fills out a form A, submitting emal address and some more data (chosing an option and submitting a number).

    In form B that client should be able by again submitting email address to be shown the initial data (chosen option and submitted number) and then proceed to a payment method.


    Thanks a lot for some hints IF that is possible and if so where to search for guidance.


    Best regards

    Johannes Knorpp

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    Answered on March 18, 2014 at 07:50 PM

    Yes, that is possible by passing data from one form to another using this app

    You can get the URL and paste it in a Thank You page redirect URL

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    Answered on March 19, 2014 at 04:25 AM

    Thanks for your answer Jeanette - will try to get this working and report if/how I managed.

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    Answered on July 17, 2014 at 03:11 AM

    Hi Jeanette,

    it's been quite some time till i finally managed to take care about this project again.

    Could you go a bit deeper into detail about how to do that?


    I got an URL using this app picking Form A.

    Then I created a second Form (Form B) with only one field to fill in an email address.

    I set up a Thank You page with a redirect URL and pasted the URL I had got in the first step.


    Filling out Form B and submitting will only give me the empty Form A again.


    What I try to achieve is:


    Filling out Form B and submitting gives a fully filled Form showing the data of Form A related to that email address given by client both in Form A and B.

    Then she/he can submit again and therefore will have a notification Email with all the data, but a totally different rest of the text than after submitting to Form A. (Actually she/he will fill Form B some weeks or even months after filling Form A).


    Thanks a lot in advance and best regards!


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    Answered on July 17, 2014 at 08:49 AM

    Please correct me if I'm wrong. Here's how I understand your process.

    Here's the process:

    1. Create Form A
    2. Create Form B
    3. Use field prepopulator and select Form A
    4. Add the prepopulate URL to form B's custom thank you URL
    5. Fill out Form B then you should be redirected to Form A with a populated data

    You can follow this steps if this is what you are trying to achieve.

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    Answered on July 18, 2014 at 02:57 AM

    Hi jedcadorna,


    thanks for your respond!


    I guess I'm maybe thinking in a too complicated way.


    What I want to achieve is this:

    1. Client fills out Form A:

    (booking of a workshop)


    3 months later: 2. Client fills out Form B:

    With submitting the data in database of Form A related to this just entered email address in Form B is read. Clients gets forwarded to a page that looks like this:

    (booking of hotel for that workshop ≠ booking of workshop)

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    Answered on July 18, 2014 at 06:27 AM

    Unfortunately, we do not have a look-up feature that would accomplish this one. Especially, this involves data from two different forms.

    If you simply want to fill FORM B from the data submitted to FORM A, then that is possible using the prepolulation method.