Feature Request: Ability To Pass Value Through url That Influences Show/Hide Function Dependencies

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    Asked 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

    Regards Mark

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    Answered on January 02, 2012 at 02:33 PM


    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.

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    Answered on August 30, 2013 at 11:17 AM


    Can one pass values through a url in Jotform now ... so that it impacts the receiving form to trigger show/hide dependencies?

    Thanks Mark

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    Answered on August 30, 2013 at 11:46 AM

    Hi Mark,

    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 mark@example.com.

    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.

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    Answered on August 30, 2013 at 11:52 AM

    Hi abajan,

    Thanks for clarification ... and a great example.

    Appreciate it.

    Creates potential to create little workflows

    Thanks Mark