Populate Data from Previous Submissions

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    Asked on November 20, 2015 at 09:00 AM

    Hi!  I'd like for my forms to populate data based on previous submissions.  For example- when a user begins typing information, previous submissions would autopopulate.  Is that possible? Please advise.

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    Answered on November 20, 2015 at 09:46 AM

    A way to populate data from previous submissions, is by actually loading the edit link of the previous submission.

    You can create an email autoresponder: https://www.jotform.com/help/26-Creating-a-Form-Autoresponder

    And, add the edit link to that submission:

    If you want to create a new submission (not edit an existing one), but still populate data from a previous submission, it is possible, but not from the database, it is possible through browsers cache.

    All you need to do is to enable the auto-fill feature, please check this guide: https://www.jotform.com/help/227-How-to-Enable-Auto-Fill-Feature

    Let us know if you have more questions. If you anything else please open a new thread, we will be glad to assist you.