I entered a url from local machine and didn't work.

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    Asked on July 15, 2014 at 10:32 AM

    I entered a url from local machine and didn't work.

    "No form found on the page. Please check the source code you provided"

    This is a re-post of a comment on How to Clone an Embedded Form from a Webpage

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    Answered on July 15, 2014 at 12:36 PM

    You cannot clone a form that is hosted in a local machine. The URL must start with http:// format.

    And the form must start with <form> tags and must contains input elements.

    As a matter of fact, do not allow cloning login forms or anything intended to do a phishing activity.

    Kind regards.

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    Answered on July 15, 2014 at 01:55 PM

    Thank you for your fast response.

    The reason I tried to import a form from local machine is, I wanted to modify the source code to create dynamic dropdown list which can be created by script.

    I managed to inject a script in the source code but do not know to load the updated code.

    For your information we are hosting our page in Jotform. what do you recommend to modify source code and upload it back to the JOTFORM?

    waiting for your response

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    Answered on July 15, 2014 at 01:59 PM

    I am happy to inform you that we got a ready to use widget called Dynamic Dropdowns

    So, you do not need to do that  =)

    Please give it a try and let us know should you need further help.

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    Answered on July 15, 2014 at 02:33 PM

    I tried to use it but the amount of data to be populated in the drop down list is more than 60kb which is more than the allowed amount.

    Moreover formatting is also another tiresome work.

    let me know your recommendation.


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    Answered on July 15, 2014 at 04:39 PM


    Unfortunately there is not currently a way to upload source code to create a form.  If you have the form ID# from your code, we can provide you with the link you would need in order to clone it.  Just let us know and we will be happy to do so.  We may also be able to find the form ID for you if you have a link to the page it is embedded to.  Once you make the changes to the cloned form, you can grab the source code again and add your scripts to that:


    Thank you for using Jotform!

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    Answered on July 30, 2014 at 07:29 AM

    what do you mean by form ID?

    Is it the form ID with the edited source code.

    Now I extracted my JOTFORM source code  added script to make dynamic dropdown list.

    My original form link is as follows:  http://form.myjotform.com/form/41902666183558


    This same form is edited.


    Could you please help me on how to upload edited source code or  clone the edited page.


    thank you


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    Answered on July 30, 2014 at 08:53 AM

    You cannot upload the form source back to jotform. You'll have to upload it in your own webhosting server. You'll need to make some changes on your Jotform account if you need to update fields etc. then download the form source and load it to your hosting server.

    There are few ways on how to upload your form source to your hosting server and one of which is using an FTP (File Transfer Protocol) like FileZilla and the other uses a web browser base panel like cpanel. Then you'll have to upload it somewhere in /public_html folder and your main page should be named as index.html.

    This depends on what your hosting company use for uploaded webpages. Most popular one is cpanel you can find some tutorials in youtube on how to upload it on cpanel. Here's a sample 

    By the way when you edited your form source and clone it back to Jotform you can clone the form but the modification you made like custom scripts will not be carried over. Just letting you know.

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    Answered on July 30, 2014 at 09:30 AM

    what if I am hosting my page in JOTFORM itself?

    I am developing a simple questionnaire and hosting it in JOTFORM. Then data collected will be extracted from excel sheet and analysis will be done.

    I only take embedded link  and use it in another page.

    In such kind of scenario what do you advice?

    Does that mean any page that has script can not be hosted in JOTFORM?

    I have Account Type ECONOMY

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    Answered on July 30, 2014 at 11:04 AM

    I am sorry to inform you that Jotform is not providing any hosting service. You can build the forms online using Jotform service and host them on your own servers.

    You can share the direct link (http://form.myjotform.com/form/41902666183558) to the form provided by us or embed the form onto your website/blog in order to collect your required data.

    Also, any modifications made to source code of the form needs to be hosted on your own servers only and cannot put back to Jotform irrespective of account types.

    Hope this information helps. Please do not hesitate to get back to us if you further assistance. We are happy to assist you.

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    Answered on July 31, 2014 at 08:14 PM

    You're welcome!

    For your other questions, may we request you to please post it on a separate thread so we can assist you accordingly.

    Thank you for your understanding.