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    Pre-populating fields in a new form based on looking up uniqueId in another form

    Asked by srineet on November 08, 2015 at 08:38 AM

    Hello Jot Form team,I already have created a form where many people have submitted data. This form has a unique Id field.

    Now I want to create a new form to ask for some more details. I plan to ask users to enter their unique Id (I've told them that's their Registration ID), and then based on that, want to pre-populate certain fields like Name and Email Id in the new form.

    Is there a way to do that? I did see some forum posts related to this, but they talk a lot about the Thank You page, and I could not quite figure out how to use that technique for my requirement.



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    JotForm Support

    Answered by BDAVID on November 08, 2015 at 10:54 AM

    Unfortunately, it is not possible to prepopulate another form with user's data if you have already received their submissions data before implementing this technique: https://www.jotform.com/help/97-How-to-Save-Forms-and-Continue-Later

    Which basically works by passing data via URL parameters from one form(when submitting it) to another form. 

    So, if you implement it, it will only work with new submissions. Let us know if you have more questions.

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    Answered by srineet on November 09, 2015 at 01:19 AM

    Thanks for your reply.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by beril on November 09, 2015 at 04:00 AM


    On behalf of my colleague, you are welcome.

    If you have any question or issues, please do not hesitate contacting us. We will be glad to assist you.