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    Use submission data to pre-fill form?

    Asked by icerailson on July 21, 2014 at 05:48 AM

    I was wondering if it is possible to use submission data from one form, to pre-fill entries in a different form.

    Let me explain what I'm trying to do.

    1. My customer will go to "application form" and fill out their basic information.

    2. I will review their application.

    If they are accepted
    3. I will send them a "Payed registration form" link.
    I want this form to be prefilled with the information they provided when submitting the application form.
    Then they will proceed to filling out new fields of information, upload a picture and then pay with paypal.

    Creating these two different forms is no problem.
    Using http://prepopulate.jotform.io to pre-fill information to a form and then send out the link is no problem.

    My problem is to automate this process so that I can select a customers submission to "application form" and have selected data from it automagically transferred, to pre-filled selected fields in my "payed registration form" and then send the customer a link to their pre-filled "payed registration form". This way the customer can verify their previous entered data, as well as continue to complete the full registration.

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    Answered by Welvin on July 21, 2014 at 07:29 AM


    I'm afraid that this isn't feasible since we don't have a lookup function to an existing form submissions and fill it to another form.

    A workaround would be to prepopulate the second form, but this populated link will only be accessible by you. You can add this link to the form notification email settings. After you verified the submission, send the populated Payed Registration Form to the submitter. Yes, the last step would be a manual process.

    I can help you build the prepopulation. Let me know the both the Application Form and Payed Registration Form. Lastly, let us know what fields from the Application Form will be forwarded to the Payed Registration Form.