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Feature Request: Ability To Pass Value Through url That Influences Show/Hide Function DependenciesAsked by markashton on January 02, 2012 at 06:57 AM
The ability to pass values through a url from one form to another is an important function - I'm sure there is common agreement on that. It is also something that I actually use a lot in my business - one can create clever low cost workflow applications.
Jotform allows this. However, it suffers from a mightly flaw that makes it practically impossible to use apart from the most basic of scenarios. It is this .....
"The passing of a value through a url does not influence show/hide functions that are associated with the field value"
The resulting receiving form layout and options available to the user do not represent what is required i.e. one cannot use jotform to show/hide field options based on what a user has previously inputed.
This flaw prevents me from using jotform for my ordering system where two forms are linked together
Check this .... not working ...
Which one opens up massive possibilities for workflow apps
Thank you for your ideas. JotForm's condition system work in a way that on-page conditions can only be triggered by a user's action (i.e., clicking a field or typing in it).
I agree with your observations though. I think it's high time that this 'flaw' be rectified. For that, I will forward your concern to our developers.
Can one pass values through a url in Jotform now ... so that it impacts the receiving form to trigger show/hide dependencies?
This feature works now. Just to be sure, I created and tested a simple form where the submit button is only shown when the email field is equal to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notice how the button is hidden at the following URL:
Now try this one:
Do let us know if you need additional assistance with anything.
Thanks for clarification ... and a great example.
Creates potential to create little workflows