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    When Name Tags of Fields Are Used in Text Elements, no Population Occurs

    Asked by happysmart on October 30, 2015 at 04:25 PM

    HI,

     

    In this form Defining and incorporating happiness on Page 6 I'm trying to prepopulate IDs from the fields above from previous pages.

    When I test this form or go live (embedding) - instead of filled in answers I see IDs like this:

    http://screencast.com/t/30VdmdACb3

     

    Please help as I did this way before successfully in other forms.

     

    Page URL:
    http://happysmarts.com/defining-incorporating-happiness/

    population prepopulation text elements text fields HTML button Edit HTML
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Kevin_G on October 30, 2015 at 11:46 PM

    Hello,

    You can have further help about how to populate a field with a value of another field in this guide:

    http://www.jotform.com/help/286-How-to-Populate-Field-with-a-Value-from-another-Field

    But, for your specific request, please follow these steps.

    1.Replace your texts with a textarea fields and delete the label.

    2.Make the conditions:

     

    Your conditions should look like this.

    3.Now,go to Designer and paste this CSS code : 

    #input_28,#input_29 {

        border-color : transparent !important;

        resize : none;

        box-shadow : none;

        padding : 0px !important;

        margin-left : -40%;

        margin-top : -5%;

    }

    Save the changes.

    I've cloned your form and made some tests, you can take a look here to my sample : 

    https://form.jotform.com/53028119534957?

    I hope this helps.

    If you need further assistance, feel free to contact us.

    Regards.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by abajan on October 31, 2015 at 05:11 AM

    You can do as my colleague has suggested but as you stated, the method employing name tags in text elements used to work, and it actually still does. My tests on a clone of the form revealed that just deleting the tags from the text fields and replacing them would fix the problem. Here's the cloned form. Test it and you'll see that the population works fine.

    I think the reason why isn't working in your form is that the tags were inserted via the HTML button in the toolbar at the top of the form builder. Don't use that button if field tags are going to be included in the content. Use the Edit HTML button on the relevant text element instead:


    If you need further help with this or anything else, please let us know.

    Thanks

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    Answered by Gabriel  on October 31, 2015 at 06:55 AM

    May I suggest to add a page break immediately after the Submit button (with Next button as hidden) so that your subscribers can go back and modify their entries (if needed). Otherwise they would need to refresh the page just so they could go back (but all the info entered would be gone).

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by abajan on October 31, 2015 at 11:41 AM

    Thanks for your input, Gabriel. However, I suspect he actually wants to prevent users from going back and changing their answers but I could be wrong.