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    Pre-Populating Forms

    Asked by ProductivityMedia on January 14, 2015 at 11:02 AM

    I have a scenario where a user will complete Form 1 and submit to our offices. Weeks later we will decide that we wish to move forward with this user however we wish the user to complete more info contained on Form 2.

    How can I accomplish this? I cannot get my head around how to be able to re-access the completed Form 1 and issue an instruction to send the URL for Form 2.

    Appreciate any help possible.

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    Answered by Carina on January 14, 2015 at 01:45 PM

    If you are going to have a high number of submissions maybe the most practical way to achieve this is to have add a form calculation widget to the form that is hidden and will populate with the 2nd form url:

    This way when you download the submissions list you already have the 2nd form link so it is easier to distribute this link.

     

    In order to have a 2nd form pre-populating with the values of another form is necessary to have identical fields on both forms (only the fields that will pre-populate).
    Now you need to find out the name of the fields you wish to pre-populate. You can see our guide on how to find out names and IDs of the fields.
    Now you just need to add them to the second form url, like this:

    http://form.jotformpro.com/form/50134920172950?name={name}&email={email}

    The blue part is the url of the second form.

    Now that you have the prepopulated url you can paste it to your form calculation widget:

    You can test and clone the demo form: 

    http://form.jotformpro.com/form/50135393328958? 

    The second form:

    http://form.jotformpro.com/form/50134920172950? 

    Let us know if we can assist you further.