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    Prepopulate form weather fields from a remote source

    Asked by staynerm on September 09, 2014 at 03:49 PM

    Prepopulate weather (max/min temp, precipitation).

    I would like to add fields for weather in my form and prepopulate/calculate values for those fields based on location and date.  I have looked at the JotForm weather widgets and the National Weather Service feeds, but I can't see anything that could make this possible.

    I am working with an IT person at my local NWS center.  He is willing to try and provide me the data in a format that would work.  What should I ask for?  Would it work if he created as web hook that I could GET data from?

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    Answered by Mike_T on September 09, 2014 at 06:17 PM

    Thank you for contacting us.

    I think that you will need to use a form source code to be able to populate your weather fields from a remote source. You can probably fetch the data using some Weather API. There is a link to the article that might be helpful:

    Comparing Weather APIs

    I hope it helps. Feel free to contact us if you need any further assistance.