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    Is there a way to update a form field value from a different form?

    Asked by ExecTech on May 26, 2015 at 12:57 PM


    I'm creating a new service that employers can use to screen potential candidates. It starts with a Job Application, which I've just finished, and then Job Questionnaire. The Job Application is pretty long, as will the Job Questionnaire, and so I thought it would be best to create two separate forms.

    Can I transfer the applicant's information (e.g., name, job opening name, etc.) from the Job Application to the Job Questionnaire? I know I can do this with the "Conditions Wizard" from one field to another within the same form. Is there a way to do it with another form?

    If not, should I just add the Job Questionnaire to the Job Application? It will become a pretty big file!



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    Answered by Sammy on May 26, 2015 at 01:13 PM

    You can pass the form parameters having the first form redirect to the second for and adding this parameter in the redirection url.

    You achieve this by passing the names of the first form fields as values assigned to names of the second field

    Lets say the first form has a field called {email} and the second has a field called {email2}

    To pass data of the first form to the field of form 2 your parameters will be like this

    email2 = {email}

    this way email2 will have the value of the email field.

    We will add the URL of the second form as a redirection URL in the first form with the paramteers applied e.g



    Here are links to copies of the form for your reference

    Form 1: http://form.jotformpro.com/form/51455288107962

    Form 2: http://jotform.com/form/51455502905957



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    Answered by ExecTech on May 26, 2015 at 03:17 PM

    I figured it out and it works! Thank you Sammy.

    P.S. Your second form's URL is invalid.

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    Answered by BJoanna on May 26, 2015 at 04:15 PM

    In a behalf of my colleague you're welcome.

    Feel free to contact us if you have any other questions.