Collect date from first form then redirect to second form?

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    Asked on November 26, 2014 at 09:53 PM

    I want to be able to collect email address if someone abandons the form.  I was trying to use formstack and their solution was to create 2 forms. The first would pass the data to the second.  So if a person submits the first form with their email address they go to the second form. I collect the email then if they abandon the second form. 

    Is there a solution for this with you guys?

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    Answered on November 27, 2014 at 09:21 AM


    We can also do this by using 2 forms. You can check the guide that I made below.


    Brief description: We want to have 2 forms, Form1 and Form2. Form1 has the initial field of email to capture or collect it, we also have a button in Form1 which is a Submit button but is displayed as a "Next" button because we want the user to be directed to Form2 or the second form. The email that was input in Form1 will then be prepopulated to Form2.

    1. Create 2 forms, mine are named Form1 and Form2. In my Form1 I added one field, named Email, and a submit button named "Next". We want to redirect the user to the 2nd form or Form2 when they click "Next".

    2. In the "Thank You Page Wizard" we choose Custom URL.

    3. Here you will add your custom URL link. Here is mine:{email3}

    Pink Highlight: This is the Form URL of Form2.

    Green Highlight: This is the field name of the "Email" field in Form2. See screenshot below to see how to get.

    Blue Highlight: This is the field name of the "Email" field in Form1. See screenshot of below to see how to get.


    4. To get the values we need to form our Custom URL link, I then navigate to my 2nd form or Form2. This is how it looks like, it has a lot of fields but the "Email" field is still there and we want to pre-populate it.

    5. To get the name of the field of Form2, click the gear icon->Properties->under "Field Details" take note of the name. In my form it's {email4}

    6. To see the Form URL. Click the Preview on the builder, and copy the Form2's Form URL.

    7. I then go back to Form1 because I want to get the field name of the "Email" there so that we can pass the value.


    After getting all the details this is now my final output and you can finalize the steps mentioned in step 3 above.

    Custom URL:{email3}

    You can try my form using my Form1's URL: 

    Here are the tutorials that might help you further:

    1. How to Find Field IDs and Names 

    2. Prepopulating Fields to your JotForm via URL parameters. 


    I hope this helps. Let us know if you need further assistance on this.

    Thank you.

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    Answered on September 11, 2016 at 02:29 AM

    I have done exactly what you said, but I only get a word email3 already filled in and the email address of form 2 or one.


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    Answered on September 11, 2016 at 09:58 AM

    You have set a wrong field name for the email field of the 2nd form

    The email field name should be "email" only.


    to correct it should be like this...

    Please correct it and test again. Let us know if it still did not work.

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    Answered on September 11, 2016 at 10:45 AM
    Thank you .
    I was following instruction on jot form forum.
    It works
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    Answered on September 11, 2016 at 11:51 AM

    On behalf of my colleague, you are welcome.

    Feel free to contact us if you have any other question.