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    Dynamic form text passed from URL variables?

    Asked by Richard  on May 07, 2015 at 03:13 AM

    Hi, I'd like to customize the form text based on passed URL parameters.


    For example, if the form url is http://www.jotform.com/form/10565343954?fullName[first]=John

    I want the form text to read

    "Hello John, please fill out this form".

    Can you tell me how to do this?


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    Answered by Boris on May 07, 2015 at 06:01 AM

    Hello Richard.

    Yes, that is possible. You will need to add two fields to your form:

    1) A Text Box field that is made hidden, which will hold the customer's first name, as passed from the URL parameter. To make it hidden, please right-click on the field and click on "Hide Field".

    2) Add a second Text field that will display your custom message. You will need to use the name of the first field as text in this second field.

    Here is a demo form, which you can Clone to take a closer look:


    Please let us know how it goes, or if you have any issues with making this work on your form, and we will be glad to assist you.

    Kind regards,