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    How can I prepopulate a dropdown field?

    Asked by Buddy on April 24, 2015 at 03:13 PM
    Hello Welvin, Im working on something for my department and it basically requires the above topic of pre-populating a drop down field with a department specific option. Id like to know if you can help in teaching me how to do this. The example form you gave (with the cake instance) is exactly what im trying to achieve.
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    Answered by raul on April 24, 2015 at 03:19 PM

    You can use this app: http://prepopulate.jotform.io/ to get the URL you would need to use to prepopulate the form.

    For example, using the form my colleague provided in his example you would generate the URL like this:

    You can test the generated URL here: http://form.jotformpro.com/form/51136401044945?notes=Read-Only%20Field!&idNumber=RO%20-%202111000&chooseSnack=Cake

    If you have any questions, please let us know.

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    Answered by certipma on March 01, 2016 at 09:53 AM

    Hi, I am tryin to use th http://prepopulate.jotform.io/ for a Dynamic puldown menu and it is not working, it does not shows the dynamic pulldown options to choose.

    Nevertheless I do not know how to construct it by hand, I tryed few ones but w/o success, can you help me?

    example: suppose {var1}="Green-Car - 2016.07.23" on the database, how to pass this using URL codes? Tyed URLENCODE too.



    any clue?


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    JotForm Support

    Answered by ashwin_d on March 01, 2016 at 11:42 AM

    Hello certipma,

    I have moved your question to a new thread and you will be answered here:  http://www.jotform.com/answers/784790 

    Thank you!