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    Use calculation results for prepopulation in second form

    Asked by afckredieten on November 12, 2015 at 09:39 AM


    I'm trying to fetch calculation result from



    The fields

    Choose type of vehiclu where you want a simulation for (field Kies het type voertuig waarvoor u een lening wil berekenen.) If this is choosen (i would make it not required)

    than in the seccond form, where i ask the same question, with correspondengly show hide different questions, for instance, when the simulation is done for a SUV, in the seccond form the visitor doesn't need to answer the same question, and the corresp. questions (age car, and so one) must be shown.

    In the corresponding questions in the seccond form, theire will be again the same questions off the simulator

    Cost car (kostprijs van het voertuig)

    Downpayement (voorschot)

    Te lenen bedrag (which is in the first form already a calculation)

    and the monthly payements, the total amount, and the duration questions in the seccond form needs to be filled by the results of the first.

    Why i need this, because the application form for a loan (seccond form) needs to be used also for people who doesn't use the simulator

    I've looked at youre explination of prepoluated fields, but i'm wondering if this will work in my case, because off the calculations behind the fields i'm using.

    Please help me.




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    Answered by Ben on November 12, 2015 at 12:19 PM

    The prepopulation works in most cases, but I always like to point out that that user can change the values by altering the ones in the URL.

    If that is OK with you as they can not make any issues for you, then this is easy to do.

    You can see more about this here: Prepopulating fields to your JotForm via URL parameters

    Now to see how you can populate some fields on the second form, my suggestion is to use this app: PrePopulate Fields

    Now once you do, you will get the link that would work.

    Once that you got it with all of the details that you are after, you can simply change the values that you have used as example and replace them one by one with the correct field tags from the first form.

    To get the tag / name of the fields on the first form, you should check this guide: How to find Field IDs & Names

    Of course, if you have any trouble with any of the step or fields, do let us know and we would be happy to assist with the same :)