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    Using email field to populate the submit button

    Asked by Troyhth on November 19, 2015 at 09:35 AM

    I would like to be able to send a form for someone to use to send out to their employees for job assignments. How can i make the submit button send the completed form to whomever the sender chooses without them having to edit the form coding? The sender would not be someone with access to change the form other than choosing options or filling in fields on the form. Basically i would like to be able to populate the email field in the submit button condition with whatever the user types into the email field on the form

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    Answered by Sammy on November 19, 2015 at 11:30 AM

    You can send email notifications by adding the field name where the employees email address is typed to the recipient section of your notification email.


    The name of the field can be accessed under the properties section of that field.


    Next create a new notification email of edit an existing one

    In the recipient setting paste the name of the field copied from the properties window, then test your form by submitting some date with it.



    If you do require further clarification kindly let us know.

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    Answered by Troyhth on November 19, 2015 at 03:19 PM

    I dont see how this will work for someone who can not edit the form. I need to be able to send this form to someone and whatever they type into the email field gets sent to the email field in the submit button, they are not going to be able to copy and paste and change the notifier similar to if i posted this on a website, the web user cant edit your form.  If you could just make the email field in the submit button conditions an available output (right now it is not) that would work great for what i am trying to do

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    Answered by Mike_G on November 19, 2015 at 05:06 PM

    The submitter of your form doesn't have to edit the form to make this work.

    The solution of my colleague, Sammy, should best work for your request.

    Here's what's going to happen:

    The submitter of your form will enter the email address on the field provided for the email address of the recipient of the email notification. 


    This, {employeeEmail}, will hold the value of whatever is entered on the email address field. And since you will make this, {employeeEmail}, as the recipient of the email notification(as shown on my colleagues example), it only means that the email notification is going to be sent to the email address entered on the email address field during form submission.

    I would like for you to try to fill up the form below by clicking the link


    The form contains only one field which is the email address field. Enter your email address on the field and submit the form. Check your email address and you should receive the email notification. 

    Feel free to clone the form using this guide to inspect it: How-to-Clone-an-Existing-Form-from-a-URL

    Thank you.