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    Does JotForm accept hidden inputs?

    Asked by Dean Chen on December 14, 2011 at 07:45 AM

    Hi,

    I have a website hosted by shopify.com for e-commerce. As part of the service, I need users to be able to log into their account after a purchase (sometimes months after), and more information about the purchase. Shopify doesn't support additional data post-sale. I'm looking into JotForm, and other form builders. I have a couple questions that wasn't answered in your FAQ:

    1. Do you have users that use JotForm & Shopify?

    2. I want a user to be able to click on their shopify order page and be linked to a JotForm. This would including passing in order related information such as order ID, # of items, etc. Does JotForm support this?

    3. Instead of redirecting the user to your site and fill out the form, is there a way to embed the code on shopify's site and submit the form with Ajax (using JSONP, since I assume it's cross-domain, I can't use JSON)?

    4. Anything else that I should know to make my decision.

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    Answered by netwire on December 14, 2011 at 08:35 AM

    Regarding #2, I found out that JotForm uses LightBox, which is great. Does LightBox support hidden parameters via URL?

    As for #3, I guess I don't need to use AJAX if I'm using LightBox.

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    Answered by fxr on December 14, 2011 at 07:53 PM

    1. Do you have users that use JotForm & Shopify?

    I think so yes, but there is no official integration. Have you done a search on the form for 'shopify' ?

    2. I want a user to be able to click on their shopify order page and be linked to a JotForm. This would including passing in order related information such as order ID, # of items, etc. Does JotForm support this?

    This may be possible, I need to try and work exactly what you want the form to do. What is its purpose? & yes, lightbox forms are able to have hidden parameters passed into them.

    3. Instead of redirecting the user to your site and fill out the form, is there a way to embed the code on shopify's site and submit the form with Ajax (using JSONP, since I assume it's cross-domain, I can't use JSON)?

    I dont know Shopify, but you may be able to embed the form into your Shopify web page and use a Custom Thankyou page to make the entire process appear as if its generated completely within your Shopify site.

     

    Its quite difficult working out exactly what you are trying to do and from there judging if JotForm is a suitable tool for you to use, particularly as we have little or no experience of the technicalities of Shopify. 

     

    It is probably worth spending a little time experimenting to see if JotForm can provide the functionality you seek. We are here and happy to help with any questions you may need to ask as you go through the process.