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    Can a field from one form populate into another form?

    Asked by chastitymoore2 on November 16, 2015 at 05:41 PM

    Is there a way that the answer for a field in one form can populate in another form if the person with the same email addresses answered it.

     

    For instance, I have a form where people fill out a job application. Once they do, they take trainings and complete an acknowledgement form once that milestone is reached.

     

    Right now, I am looking at the forms and inputting the date they complete them in a hidden field within the initial job application in order to keep track of each applicant's milestones. There are 10 milestones, so it is a lot of time transporting info from one form to another. 

    pass value populate to another
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by EltonCris on November 17, 2015 at 01:36 AM

    Yes, that's possible. Here's a guide for that:

    1. Copy the field names from your 1st form. These names must be the fields you want to pass to the 2nd form.

    To get the field names, right click the field in the form builder then select "Edit Properties" and copy the name (the one wrapped with curly braces) under field details. See screenshot below.

    2. Use this app to prepopulate data in your 2nd form: http://prepopulate.jotform.io/. Just browse your 2nd form, fill in sample values and generate the URL. Copy the URL and paste it to notepad. Replace the sample values you filled into that form with the field names you copied from the first step. Just paste them into its relevant fields where you want them to populate.

    Example:

    https://www.jotform.com/form/1234567890123?name1={name}&email21={email}

    3. Then set this URL in your 1st form's custom thank you URL.

    So when you test your form, the value from the first form should be passed onto the second form fields.

    If you need further clarifications, let us know.

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    Answered by chastitymoore2 on November 18, 2015 at 02:46 PM
    Thank you for that answer. What if I don't want a field to populate, but
    instead, the date to populate that they completed the form.
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by david on November 18, 2015 at 04:04 PM

    Add a "Date" field to your form.  For the current time to show, you need to tick the option above that says "Default Time"

    Then set the field to read only.  This will give you the current date in the form when it is submitted.  You can pass that to the second form in the manner my colleague mentioned.

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    Answered by kingfisherweddings on January 30, 2016 at 05:12 AM

    The link you provide doesn't allow anyone to get the app it only shows a video on what to do ( http://prepopulate.jotform.io/.)

    Is there an easier way of explaining how to do this feature because i thought i had copied the steps correctly but very dissapointed when it didn't work.

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    Answered by EltonCris on January 30, 2016 at 08:22 AM

    I have moved your question on this thread http://www.jotform.com/answers/760533. We'll be on it shortly.