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    How do I prepopulate text fields to different pages of a multipage form?

    Asked by woodburywaves on April 16, 2014 at 01:10 AM

    I have a four page form and I would like the first name and last name from the first page to populate on other pages of the same form so client doesn't have to fill their name out on every page.

    Page URL:
    http://www.jotform.com//?formID=40996737662167

    different name first name fill same form
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    Answered by ashwin_d on April 16, 2014 at 07:04 AM

    Hello woodburywaves,

    Yes it is possible to achieve your requirement. You can take advantage of our "Insert Text Or Mathematical Calculation into field" feature which can be found under "Conditions". The following guide should help you:  http://www.jotform.com/help/268-How-to-Insert-Text-or-Mathematical-Caculation-into-a-field-using-a-Condition Please be noted that you can only send the output to a normal textbox field and not to First name / Last name field. You will need to replace the name fields with normal textbox fields.

    Please take a look at the following cloned form and see if this is what you want to achieve:  http://form.jotformpro.com/form/41053399229963? Feel free to clone this form for a closer look. The following guide should help you in form cloning:  http://www.jotform.com/help/42-How-to-Clone-an-Existing-Form-from-a-URL

    Hope this helps.

    Do get back to us if you have any questions.

    Thank you!

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    Answered by woodburywaves on April 17, 2014 at 03:31 PM

    Thank you for your answer.  How do I prepopulate the same text fields to a second area of the form?  Currently, you have helped me prepopulate the swimmer names on page 2 of my form, but can I prepopulate the names on page 3 also?  I tried to put another condition to out put on page 3 fields but it didn't work.

    Here is the updated form.  http://www.jotform.com//?formID=41056005304136

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Mike_T on April 17, 2014 at 05:59 PM

    You will need to open your second condition, and re-add the [swimmerName13] field value in a text format. To set that text format, open Advanced Options, enable 'Insert field as text instead of numeric.' option, and then re-add the field.

    (when the field is set to text format it has a gray background - see above screenshot)

    The third condition can be deleted.

    Please feel free to contact us if you need any further assistance on this.