Pre-populate fields in my form

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    permissions_books
    Asked on November 11, 2015 at 05:29 PM

    Hello! How do I have pre-filled data which will remain constant for each request UNLESS the requestor wishes to change something, for example - 

     

    NAME
    ADDRESS
    PHONE
    EMAIL
    [click to edit]

    This will allow our customer for one less step to fill in the same address details each time. I currently used the TEXT option however we are not able to see this when the form has been submitted to us.

    Please advise. 

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    david
    Answered on November 11, 2015 at 06:47 PM

    Hi,

    If you are trying to pre-fill some of the fields in your form, here is our guide on how to do so:

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

    This application will create the URL for you if you would like:

    http://prepopulate.jotform.io/

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    permissions_books
    Answered on November 12, 2015 at 03:17 PM

    So I used the application to create the URL for me.

    http://form.jotformpro.com/form/53135908199969?format62=Print and Electronic&address[addr_line1]=366%20W.%20Circle%20Drive&address[addr_line2]=Room%20W224A&address[city]=East%20Lansing&address[state]=Michigan&address[postal]=48824&address[country]=United%20States&email=coursematerials%40mail.lib.msu.edu

    ^^ Is that the link that I will send to the customers to fill out?

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    david
    Answered on November 12, 2015 at 04:41 PM

    Correct, that is the URL pre-fills those specific fields.  When your customers open that link, the fields will contain the appropriate data.

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    permissions_books
    Answered on November 20, 2015 at 03:21 PM

    Great thanks so much - this was super helpful.

    Now another question for you. I don't know if this requires a new thread or not. IF I want to prepopulate fields based on a dropdown option, how do I do that?

    For example, If someone picks PA then the address/phone number and name will auto populate to a Philadelphia Address whereas if they pick FL then that information will switch to FL address.

    Thank You!

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    david
    Answered on November 20, 2015 at 03:53 PM

    For that, you would use the "Update a form field value" condition":

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

    Though the guide is a bit outdated, the gist of it should be the same.