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    Prepopulated Fields

    Asked by acase on May 19, 2015 at 01:13 PM

    I set up my redirect URL, to pre-populate the next form using information that has already been put in.  My information is not going into the correct boxes?




    First Form I Put:


    4087361 Previous Ft 5

    4087361 Previous In 8

    4087361 Current Ft 6

    4087361 Current Ft 1


    Once submitted i would like them redirected and the form to read (currently I am ending up with 1's in places i don't want them):

    4087361 Previous Ft 6

    4087361 Previous In 1

    4087361 Current Ft 6

    4087361 Current Ft 1


    Thank you!


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    Answered by Sammy on May 19, 2015 at 01:37 PM


    Could you kindly give me a sample of the url with the data that is populating the next form, this will be of great help in finding the probable causes.

    I suspect the issue is that the data is being assigned to the incorrect textboxes based on the names

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    Answered by Sammy on May 19, 2015 at 02:17 PM

    I have tested you form and the data I'm inputting seems to go correctly int to the assigned fields, could you kindly check the naming of the fields receiving the data if they are the correct ones


    Also it will be quite helpful if you can give me the URL of the form that send this data so i can test properly from end to end.




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    Answered by acase on May 19, 2015 at 02:56 PM

    Yes i have double checked my names and they are correct.  My goal is for them to fill out the form one day, use the Edit Link in the Autoresponder the following day to go back to that information and Choose to Submit New Information that will send them to the same form but the previous days information will be moved from current to previous.





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    Answered by Sammy on May 19, 2015 at 03:34 PM

    Hallos once again,

    I have made a check on the parameters your passing on the second form and discovered that the values you we assigning to some of the parameters was from the wrong fields, I made some corrections to the URL you can use it to test the results

    Old URL Parameters: 4087361Previous188={4087361Current190}&4087361Previous={4087361Current}&brownA217={brownA218}&brownA222={brownA223}

    New URL Parameters: 4087361Previous188={4087361Previous188}&4087361Previous={4087361Previous}&4087361Current190={4087361Current190}&4087361Current={4087361Current}

    Kindly confirm on the results you are receiving

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    Answered by acase on May 27, 2015 at 10:25 AM

    I got this to work the way i need it! But i had to split my form into two since the URL was so long it was causing an error, it there anyway to get a shorter url like it populates here: http://prepopulate.jotform.io/

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    Answered by Carina on May 27, 2015 at 11:50 AM

    The Prepopulate app is working with fixed values. If we were working with fixed values we could use an online URL shortener.  In this case the values will change according to what the user inputs in the form so it is not possible to shorten the URL.

    But if you edit the fields names the url will be shorter and maybe that can solve your problem.

    To edit the fields name please select properties > double click the name > edit it:

    Make sure the name for each field is unique.

    Now you need to edit the populate url for all the changed fields:


    Let us know if we can assist you further.