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    How can recall a previous answer into a new text field?

    Asked by jcrowe on June 01, 2015 at 01:10 PM
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    Answered by Aury on June 01, 2015 at 02:41 PM

    @ jcrowe

    If I undestood correctly, you would like your form to autofill with information previously filled out by your user, if this is the case, please take a look at the following guide that explains to you step by step how to achieve this, using the Field Prepopulator app:


    I hope this information helps.

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    Answered by jcrowe on June 01, 2015 at 04:15 PM

    I don't want to pre-populate data from information previously submitted on a form. At the start of the form I ask them to input a course name, before the form is submitted, I would like to see that information populate as a header on another page. Does this guide show how to do that?

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    Answered by raul on June 01, 2015 at 05:27 PM

    I'm sorry, but I'm not quite sure if I understand your question correctly.

    If you want to add a verification step to allow your users to verify the courses they've requested you can use our preview before submit widget to do this. You can even configure it to only show the courses list if you want to.

    Is this what you're looking for?

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    Answered by jcrowe on June 04, 2015 at 10:55 AM

    What I want them to be able to list all courses on the first page. 


    Course 1 Leadership

    Course 2: Sales

    Course 3: Communication

    Click the next button to go to the next page. 

    At the top of the next Page I would like it to prepopulate the course name they listed as course 1. 


    Course 1 Leadership

    I will then have questions for them to answer about this course. 

    They will click Next - new page - at the top of it prepopulate at the top of the page, what they entered as course 2. They will answer questions about that course. 

    Does that make sense?


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    Answered by david on June 04, 2015 at 12:43 PM

    This can be accomplished using the "Update a form field value" condition:

    You would set up conditions based on their course selection to update the appropriate fields or show the appropriate fields when that selection is made:

    I set up a few test conditions in this form to show you how it works:


    If you have any further questions, let us know and we will be happy to help.