Can we create multiple unique links for pre-defined answer to go in the same form??

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    Asked on December 30, 2011 at 06:18 AM


    I want to create a poll where people vote for their favourite charity organisation; questions include email and the name of the organisation. However, I also want to create a unique link for each charity and this link will simply filled in the name of that charity in the box so the users will only have to fill in the email address.

    Is it possible to have all these prefilled answers to go in the same list/form (i.e. the result will display the total numbers of vote for each charity etc.)??

    i.e. user 1 vote for charity A, user 2 vote for charity B

    Result: Charity A = 1 vote, Charity B = 1 vote

    I understand we can add the hidden field to the form but how do we combine all results into 1 form?? There will be hundreds of charities so we simply can't manually create 100 different forms.

    Your help is much appreciated.


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    Answered on December 30, 2011 at 06:52 AM

    As long as the form submits to the same URL with the same form ID, all submissions will be directed to one form in your JotForm account. 

    What I can suggest to you is add a hidden field in your form, then if you choose to use the script embed code with using prepopulated parameters.  You can simply do something like this:

    * example that you labeled your hidden field as 'Sample Field', and it created a hidden field named 'sampleField'

    <script type="text/javascript" src="// name here"></script>

    Now, do this in every charity website you wish to embed your form, and then just change the name of the charity organization in it.


    If you need further assistance regarding this, please let us know.  It would also be great if you can share with us more details on this matter..

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    Answered on December 30, 2011 at 08:14 AM


    Thanks for your advice - it really solves my problem!

    You're a star! :)

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    Answered on December 30, 2011 at 08:27 AM

    I missed one detail in the form field: 

    Normally when you add a form element and change the form field, it will start with a couple alphanumeric characters followed by an underscore.. something like this "q8_sampleForm". 

    What you should do is do not include the 1st set of characters including the underscore, so instead of using "q8_sampleForm", just use "sampleForm".

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    Answered on December 30, 2011 at 08:56 AM

    Hi again,

    The form seems to work ok. Just wondering if there is a way to build a visual report to present the result i.e. Charity A has 10 votes, Charity B has 2 votes, etc. in a bar style or total number of votes rather than list just the results/entries in a table like this:

    Would be good to be able to present the result in a more visual and attractive way i.e. top 10 by no. of votes, etc.?

    Any suggestion please?



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    Answered on December 30, 2011 at 10:14 AM


    To create a Visual Report for a form:

    1. On "My Forms" page select your form and then click "Reports".

    2. Select "Visual Report Builder" from the option.

    Sample Screen:

    You can use several options for the report such as Pie, Bar and line. For further information on how this can be achieved please visit the page below:

    I hope you find this information helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions. Thank you so much!

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    Answered on December 30, 2011 at 10:23 AM


    Sorry I already knew how to create a visual report but for this particular form, it doesn't seem to work --it only lists the entries and not aggregrate the result (the field is text field).

    We were doing a form which is a kind of poll but with text field answer rather than the pre defined choices i.e. the most popular charity.

    We can't pre define all the choices as there are hundreds of charities so we simply let the user fill it in. However I want to be able to present the results to show which charity has the most votes/ entries i,e Charity A has 12 votes, Charity B has 10 votes and so on.

    Currently I cannot do so as the visual report doesn't allow me to add charts or bar and simply show the entries in a table see here:

    Please advise how to achieve this.



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    Answered on December 30, 2011 at 04:43 PM

    Thank you for provided details.

    It is possible to use a Radio Button with the Allow Other option enabled, and then build a report based on that field.


    Please give it a try if possible.

    If you need any further assistance, please let us know.

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    Answered on December 30, 2011 at 11:12 PM

    In addition to what Mike_T has stated, you can use the radio button form element and then hide it with using CSS injection.  And then you can also use the parameters to pre-select the radio button. 

    You can learn more about using URL parameters (including pre-selecting radio buttons) on this user guide:

    Please let us know if you need further assistance.