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    Prepopulate form from database

    Asked by frontrowjdh on October 07, 2015 at 06:06 AM

    So here is a question somehow related to the conversation above. 

    I have a form in which I would like the reponder to type in NCES School ID: which is the look up key for retrieving name of school, address etc.  The database is a public website


    Is it possible to have the form look up the information above and then populate it back to the form?

    Thanks for a great support forum

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Chriistian on October 07, 2015 at 08:21 AM



    Unfortunately, this is currently not possible within JotForm. You will need to add a custom program code to implement the logic on your form. What you can do is to download the full source code of the form and modify it as needed to implement the logic you want. Another options will be to create a PHP code that will retrieve the data from the link you have provided and then pre-populate the form using URL parameter.


    Do let us know if you need further assistance.