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    How can I prepopulate the Html Text Field from a URL?

    Asked by Alanmwhitehead on November 22, 2014 at 12:33 PM

    is it possible to pre-populate the (HTML) text field through URL parameters or any other way.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by jonathan on November 22, 2014 at 07:51 PM


    Unfortunately no. The TEXT(HTML) field is a Read-Only and static field and does not have an input property. So, it is not possible to do this.

    I am not sure yet what you wanted to achieve, if you can describe more, perhaps we can provide you with more appropriate suggestion.

    You should also check the Narrative Fields (link: http://widgets.jotform.com/widget/narrative_fields)


    I have a hunch that perhaps it will help in what you wanted to create.


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    Answered by Alanmwhitehead on November 23, 2014 at 05:18 AM

    Thanks for your prompt response.

    I would like to display a different image on the form based on the referring link. 

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    Answered by NeilVicente on November 23, 2014 at 06:06 AM


    Here's a good workaround:

    1.  Include all images to your page using the "Image" control, or if you prefer, the "Text" control. Each image should use a separate form control

    2.  Add a Hidden Box field to your form. This will be used as the pseudo image selector


    3.  Create conditions to make a certain image appear only if the [Hidden Box] value matches your criteria

    Note: Images have the same name here, but they point to different images in my sample form.

    4.  Assign the value to your hidden field by way of URL prepopulation





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    Answered by Alanmwhitehead on November 23, 2014 at 06:14 AM

    Great thanks!