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    Does Jotform has lookup function to autupopulate fields in a form?

    Asked by petroclamp on July 13, 2014 at 08:02 AM



    I have gone thru several Q&A, but could not find what I am looking for. Let me give you a scenario. I have a form that I use to collect information from group of employees (lets call it EI form) such as name, address, phone number, Salary bank account, email address, past experience, expertise, personal preference, leave allowance, salary info, travel allowance, housing allowance, etc. The form results is like a databse of my employees.

    I would like to create several forms where my visitors, employees, HR admin or account executives can use the information from EI form to autopopulate the forms such as timesheet form, salary summary form, leave request form, payment instruction form, Travel request form etc. So the look up function would be very useful. Does Jotform has this feature? Using conditional logic would be troublesome especially when change in data occur where you have to go back to all your forms and change it one by one.




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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Welvin on July 13, 2014 at 11:22 AM

    Hi Roziman,

    Unfortunately, we do not have a direct feature that would accomplish this one. A workaround would be to use our Auto Complete Widget: http://widgets.jotform.com/widget/autocomp. You have to put all the information into the widget once you receive the data from the "EL FORM".

    Thank you!