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    Can I get Jot Forms to be pre populated with data from a webservice?

    Asked by Jerry on August 04, 2014 at 12:14 AM
    Can I get Jot Forms to be pre populated with data from a webservice?
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    Answered by ashwin_d on August 04, 2014 at 04:50 AM

    Hello Jerry,

    Technically it is possible to pre-populate your form fields. Now the question is how you can pre-populate from a web service.

    There is no direct way to achieve this and you can not bind the form fields with data source. What you can do is that you can create a server side page where you can read the values form your web service and then dynamically populate your form fields. Here are the steps you should follow:

    1. Create a server side page or ajax page where you can read the values from your web services.

    2. Read the data from the web services and store it in a local variable.

    3. Generate the pre-population URL of your form by taking advantage of our "Field Prepopulator" app. 

    4. You can write your redirect code to redirect your page to pre-populated form URL.

    You may also like to take a look at the following guide which should help you:  http://www.jotform.com/help/71-Prepopulating-fields-to-your-JotForm-via-URL-parameters

    Hope this helps.

    Do get back to us if you have any questions.

    Thank you!