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    Can I create pre-population link on the fly without the form submission?

    Asked by iMatter on August 28, 2015 at 12:10 PM

    Can I link from within a Jotform to another Jotform, and pre-populate fields in the 2nd Jotform?

    I want to provide a way for my users to submit a request for help. So I'd like to use a link from within a Jotform to open a new "Help Jotform." I already have my users Name and email within the main Jotform - so I'd like to pass that info to the Help Jotform.

    I know this is doable with the Thank You message, but I want the help link to happen while within the source Jotform - not at the end after it is submitted.

    I tried the following syntax in a text box field - but it didn't work:

    http://form.jotformpro.com/form/52394706644966?email1={email}

    Note - email1 is the name of the email field in the Help Jotform, and email is the name of the field in the source Jotform. What I get in the Help Jotform, is simply "{email}" - and not the contents of the email field from the source Jotform.

    I did notice that in the text box field on the source Jotform that the link I've created is turned into the following:

    http://form.jotformpro.com/form/52394706644966?email1=%7Bemail%7D

     

    pre-population link field tags
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Mike on August 28, 2015 at 03:10 PM

    Unfortunately, we do not provide field tags that can be used straight away on the live form. It means that current field {tags} work upon the form submission only.

    If you really need this functionality you might consider using form source code and some custom programming solution to achieve your goal.

    Please feel free to contact us if you need any further assistance.