In my job application form, how can I tell what job the user is applying for?

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    formsat
    Asked on September 23, 2011 at 12:26 PM

     

    Hi,

     

    I am opening a job board (http://www.environmentalcareers.com.au/) that’s written using Smarty and have a http://www.environmentalcareers.com.au/application-form . The thing is, how do I know what job has been applied for as all jobs have different URLs such as http://www.environmentalcareers.com.au/display-job/48430/Another-great-Job.html?searchId=1316791220.04&page=1 and http://www.environmentalcareers.com.au/display-job/48443/Nice-Job.html?searchId=1316794323.19&page=1 and etc. (the Apply Now button on these pages is not yet linked to the application form but that’s straightforward).

     

    I am using iFrame. Is there a way of pre-populating a hidden field (URL where the user just came from – before landing on the application form) with query string without having to do any embedding? This is because the job board script is already too messy to play with.

     

    Would very much appreciate any help.

     

     

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    formsat
    Answered on September 24, 2011 at 01:25 PM

    Hi brx250,

     

    Thanks for your prompt reply. I just got this now but I'll let you know how I go as soon as I get my hands into it.

     

    Thanks again

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    formsat
    Answered on September 25, 2011 at 12:04 AM

    Hi Albert,

     

    Thanks again. I did as you said and it worked well for the first job because all I did was just to type in a string that was then passed to the hidden field. Please correct me if I’m doing something wrong because I think in this way I would have to do it manually for every job.

     

    But the thing is that the Apply Now button resides in a page that is dynamically populated itself.

     

    So you end up with several jobs like this

     

    http://www.environmentalcareers.com.au/display-job/48444/?searchId=1316921937.42&page=1

     

    and this

     

    http://www.environmentalcareers.com.au/display-job/48445/?searchId=1316921937.42&page=1

     

    and so on.

     

    The only things that change are job descriptors like Job ID (in purple) etc. If I could tap into this information, from these URLs, and pass it to a hidden field, that would be the Holy Grail of what I’m trying to do.

     

    Once again, thanks a lot for the support

     

    Elisio

     

     

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    formsat
    Answered on September 25, 2011 at 03:49 AM

    Hi albert,

     

    Thanks a lot for your response. I get what you say with placing a variable and appending it to the hidden field. The thing is, I’m not really good with this stuff. The place where the jobs are detailed

     

    http://www.environmentalcareers.com.au/display-job/48444/?searchId=1316921937.42&page=1

    and

    http://www.environmentalcareers.com.au/display-job/48445/?searchId=1316921937.42&page=1

    and the rest of it is written in .tpl form whereas the form is in an html extension and Jotform is a different story altogether. I will probably have to hire someone from odesk.com to pass the variable job ID from here

    http://www.environmentalcareers.com.au/display-job/48444/?searchId=1316921937.42&page=1

    when the button is clicked to the hidden field.

    Anyway, thanks again.

    Elisio

     

     

     

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    formsat
    Answered on September 25, 2011 at 10:46 PM

    Hi Albert,

     

    Thanks for your message once again. Like I said, I know exactly what needs to be done but I’m not quite sure how to go about it. Would your team offer support in this kind of stuff at a fee?

     

    Cheers

     

    Elisio

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    mliz
    Answered on September 26, 2011 at 08:33 AM

    Hi Elisio,

    Unfortunately as of now we are limited to providing support related to Jotform functions. What you wish to do involves scripting, you can post an advertisement in freelancer or odesk  to do such modification. I'm sure there are several expert programmers out there that can do this.

    Thanks for using JotForm.

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    formsat
    Answered on September 26, 2011 at 09:17 PM

    Hi Mliz,

     

    Thanks once again, I'll contact them.

     

    Elisio