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    Dynamically pre-fill a form

    Asked by createmymobile on January 02, 2012 at 05:51 PM

    Is there a way to fill a form's fields from a URL, such as www.example.com/form&name=John?  Name would automatically fill in with "John".

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by NeilVicente on January 02, 2012 at 05:57 PM

    John,

    As a matter of fact, it is very much possible to pre-fill form fields using URL parameters. We have a detailed user guide on how to implement this on your form.

    http://www.jotform.com/help/71-Prepopulating-the-fields-to-your-JotForm-via-URL-parameters

    If in case you encounter problems while implementing this solution, you can just inform us via this thread.

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    Answered by createmymobile on January 02, 2012 at 06:04 PM

    Will this work on a hidden field also?

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by NeilVicente on January 02, 2012 at 06:06 PM

    Absolutely! In fact, field prepopulation is more commonly done on hidden fields.

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    Answered by createmymobile on January 02, 2012 at 09:36 PM

    Neato.  Would it work on a drop-down box field as well?

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    Answered by idarktech on January 02, 2012 at 10:17 PM

    Yes! it should work on most type of fields. Please visit the link below for sample preview on prepulated drop down.

    http://www.jotform.com/form/20010931566?test=JotForm3&test1=Sample4

    Just please check out my colleague's post above for a guide. Let us know if you have further questions. Thank you so much!