Link 1 jotform to next and pass Unique ID to second form

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    tiacc
    Asked on June 06, 2014 at 12:02 PM

    I have 2 Jotforms

    1. Students enter their name and other general information. This form also has a Unique ID

    2. The second form allows them to type in their essay for submission

    I want to have the students complete the first form > Submit (change text to Continue) then be linked to the second form. To do this I have edited the Thank You page to include the URL of the second form. This part appears to work.

    When doing this I want the Unique ID from the first form to be passed along to the second form and be visible on the second form.

    I tried this in the Thank You URL

    <<sample>> is the Unique ID for the first form, clickTo6 is a Text Box field on the second form.

    However I received this error

    405 not allowed (Link appeared as <<sample>>)

    Is this possible?

    Thank you.

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    bob
    Answered on June 06, 2014 at 01:55 PM

    Upon checking the forms I couldn't reproduce the problem, both the links worked just fine without showing "405 not allowed error".

    You can try clearing the browser cache and form cache.

    If none of these works, please create your desired form by prepopulating fields once again to link the forms together. Visit the thread link below, it might help.

    http://www.jotform.com/answers/93645-How-do-I-prepopulate-fields-in-one-form-with-text-input-from-another-form-

    Please recheck and let us know if the problem still persists.

    Thank You.

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    tiacc
    Answered on June 06, 2014 at 05:03 PM

    OK. It appears the problems were:

    Using the generic URL form link. I changed to a custom link in the second form, changed the link in the Thank You URL to the custom url and the 405 error did not occur. I was sent directly to the second form.

    There appears to be a problem with using the # character in the URL script. Only the portion of the Unique ID that occured before the # appeared on the second form. I removed the # character from the Unique ID and the full ID appeared with the sequential number. This is critical to identification of the documents.

    Thanks for your help.

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    Mike_T
    Answered on June 06, 2014 at 06:38 PM

    Thank you for update.

    In case you need the # character to be forwarded, it is possible to use an URL encode method.

    So the link can be:

    http://www.jotform.ca/tiacc/TPEssayPt2?clickTo6={URLENCODE:essayId34}