I can not get the URL method to prefill fields to work.

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    Robert M MacKay 
    Asked on January 04, 2022 at 01:07 PM

    Help! I can not get the URL method to prefill fields to work.

    For this URL, https://form.jotform.com/212934807692868,

    After following the directions in your help video (https://www.jotform.com/help/71-prepopulating-fields-to-your-jotform-via-url-parameters/), I see that one of the field's name is "q35_nombreDel". When I append that to the URL and make the call, it does not prepopulate.


    How do I get the name field to prepoluate with "Robert" or any other name? What am I doing wrong?

    Thank you,


    tel: 214-923-5777

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    Answered on January 04, 2022 at 05:34 PM

    You did it right except that you will need to remove the prefix (q35_) in the field name. Example: If the field name is q35_nombreDel, exclude the q35_ and use only the actual name nombreDel.

    This should work: https://form.jotform.com/212934807692868?nombreDel=Robert

    Alternatively, you can also use the Manual Prefill feature so you can easily prepopulate fields by filling out fields in your form then get the provided link. Guide: https://www.jotform.com/help/1806-how-to-prefill-form-fields-with-data-you-provide-with-manual-prefill/