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    Can a pre-populate a form with text from excel or a database?

    Asked by Jaci  on March 06, 2015 at 08:23 AM

    I need to be able to populate fields with predefined text AFTER the individual has provided certain information.


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    Answered by Shadae on March 06, 2015 at 11:14 AM

    Hi Jaci,

    Unfortunately it is not possible to update fields from a database or Excel file.

    You can however use conditions to populate a field based on the information entered in another field. This means that you can set up the conditions to have the information that needs to be place in the desired file.

    Here is a simple sample form of the condition at work: http://form.jotformpro.com/form/50644235676964? 

    Please choose to enter an age above and below 21 to see the condition effect.

    Please inform us if this is a suitable option for you.