Form Prefill : prefilling a form from a webhook request

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    mclellandemo
    Asked on February 19, 2022 at 11:32 AM

    Good morning!

    Is it possible to start a form with a URL parameter, i.e. email address, and then once the form loads, it goes and POSTS to a webhook to retrieve data to prefill the rest of the form?

    Using your rules I think it is so close! If (as an example) on form load, if email is prefilled, call a webhook which expects it to pass back JSON parameters to fill the rest of the form.


    When I load a prefilled from using the URL's, I don't want everyone to see a HUGE URL parameter list.


    Thanks!

    Barry

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    Jonathan
    Answered on February 19, 2022 at 03:11 PM

    Hi,

    Unfortunately the option to prefill form using Webhook method is not available.

    An alternative option I suggest you check is using the Spreadsheet to Form widget. If you can put your data in a spreadsheet (i.e. Excel), then you can use the spreadsheet as data source to prefill the form.

    User guide : How to Use the Spreadsheet to Form Widget

    There is also the built-in Manual Prefill option in the form Publish settings.

    User guide : How to Prefill Form Fields With Data You Provide with Manual Prefill

    I hope this help. Please let us know if you need further assistance.



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    mclellandemo
    Answered on February 20, 2022 at 02:08 PM

    Thanks, unfortunately I want this dynamic so I can't keep updating an excel form.

    Is this feature on your future roadmap? Other than this, I think your product is great, just this is a big stumbling block for me.


    Thanks!
    Barry

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    Jonathan
    Answered on February 20, 2022 at 03:04 PM

    ...unfortunately I want this dynamic so I can't keep updating an excel form.

    I understand. I have now submitted this ticket to our development team as a feature request ticket. The feature requested is to have option to prefill the form using Webhook method.

    We will notify you here and in your email for any news/updates related to this feature.



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    mclellandemo
    Answered on February 21, 2022 at 10:33 AM

    Thank you very much Jonathan!


    Have a great day

    Barry