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    easy step by step guide for populating fields from one form to another

    Asked by debs2105 on April 22, 2014 at 07:30 AM

    Hi Please can you supply me a easy step by step guide. i want to put a form on my website and the information that i collect from one form i want to auto fill in to an more indepth form on my website. I have read what you already have on your tutorials and it is impossible to follow for me

    fill one form and step populating querystring
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    JotForm Founder

    Answered by aytekin on April 22, 2014 at 09:45 AM

    Populating a form from another form is a really hard task. So, I don't think an easy, step by step tutorial is possible. To do it right, you need to hire a programmer. 

    You also want to keep track of user I guess. So that the user does not have to re-enter the same data on the second form. 

    Can you describe how it will work in more detail? 

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    Answered by debs2105 on April 22, 2014 at 12:01 PM
    Hi All I want to do is have on my home page a simple form that collects
    name, what service they want dates and then when they submit it takes you
    to another form that then askes some more detailed questions. I have read
    the info on your site as to how to do this and it says to go into the page
    source to copy the fields that you would like to autofill and then put them
    into a url but it doesn't tell you where the new url is or how to link the
    forms. I understand quite a bit when it comes to web design etc but your
    answers on the web are way to complicated for me
    Kind Regards
    Deborah Smith

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by TitusN on April 22, 2014 at 01:44 PM

    Hello,

    The forms created from our builder can be embedded on any website, and can be linked to each other.

    I would propose that you create both forms (The simple one, and the in-depth one) with Jotfrom, which two can easily be linked using prepopulation via a URL querystring.

    Would this be an approach you are willing to follow? It is simple, and you will have the requsite support since both forms (the simple one, and the in-depth form) will be built on our plaform

    Otherwise, prepopulating different forms running on different platforms may require you to solicit the advice of a programmer

    Looking forward to your response.

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    Answered by debs2105 on April 22, 2014 at 03:01 PM
    Hi yes this is what I am planning on doing so both forms will run on your
    platform but I do not understand the process of getting the information
    from the simple form to copy over to the more complex form
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by TitusN on April 22, 2014 at 03:18 PM

    Please  Go ahead and do the following:

    1.  Using our form buider - prepare the two forms

    2. Take a note of which values (form fields) you would like to pass from one form to another

    3. Tell us where you want to embed the forms on your website

    Once all the three steps have been completed - we shall advice on how you can pass the values in #2 from the first form to the second - we look forward to your response.

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    Answered by debs2105 on April 22, 2014 at 03:51 PM
    OK THANK YOU I WILL DO THIS TOMORROW AND THEN SEE HOW WE CAN ACHIEVE THIS
    THANKYOU FOR YOUR HELP
    Kind Regards
    Deborah Smith

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