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    Send information from JQuery code to jotform

    Asked by PriceIT on April 13, 2014 at 08:00 AM

    Is it possible to send information from a jquery script to my jotform form by any means (not using PHP; possibly jquery or javascript)?

    Example: Say I have cart with items in it. I click send and the information sends to a hidden text box on my form. 

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by ashwin_d on April 13, 2014 at 09:58 AM

    Hello PriceIT,

    You can take advantage of our "Field Prepopulator" app which should help you to generate the generate the url to pre-populate your form fields. Please check the following app:  http://apps.jotform.com/app/field_prepopulator

    The idea is to embed your form with the URL which will pre-populate your form. You may also like to check the following guide which should help you find out the field names: http://www.jotform.com/help/146-How-to-find-Field-IDs-Names Actually field names are used to pre-populate the form fields.

    Do try this and get back to us if you have any questions.

    Thank you! 

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    Answered by PriceIT on April 13, 2014 at 10:03 AM

    I've explored that option but that's not what I need. I don't need fields to be pre-populated, I need text from my jquery script to be sent to a hidden field in my form so that I see it when the user submits it.

    For example: User clicks submit and a text value (e.g. "ipod touch) is sent to the
                             hidden field in my form on jotform.

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    Answered by Welvin on April 13, 2014 at 11:11 AM

    Maybe this is possible with using Events Attributes. But you'll have to use your form source codes (How-to-get-your-Form-Source-Code) in order to call this function.

    If possible, let us know the exact jQuery script that the data would come from. We'll check that and would try to a possible solution.