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    auto fill email when accessing the jotform from a newsletter

    Asked by comwell on December 02, 2015 at 08:30 AM

    Hi

    is it possible to encode the users email adress in the URL link to the landingpage where the jotform resides, so that the email formfield is autimatically embedded - thereby minimizing errors arising, in the typing of the email adress, or getting an all different email, than the one we send the email to?

     

    (ad maybe the unique user ID variabe, to a hidden field too?)

     

    We use a link like the following, to our loyalty club, so we get the email right, and it is something along those lines i am thinking:

    http://www.comwellclub.dk/birthday-voucher-code?email=!!Email_Address!!&code=xxxx&key=!!md5key!!

     

    Hope you have an easy solution to embed ;)

     

    All the best

     

    Thomas

     

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    Answered by KadeJM on December 02, 2015 at 10:13 AM

    Do you mean you want the users email address part of the URL for your website link they are filling out your form which it's embedded on?

    So for instance based on your above explanation you have Form A embedded on Page A and Form A's email field inserts email address into Page A's URL.  

    Am I understanding this correctly? Please correct me if needed.

    To my knowledge I would recommend setting it up as Form A embedded on Page A sends user to Page B with Encoded Url containing included Email Address from Form A.

    You can enable this ability with Post Data from the thank you page to build on.

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    Answered by comwell on December 02, 2015 at 10:45 AM
    Hi thanx for your reply.
    No, not quite:
    We send out email marketing newsletters and the content of one of these might be a call to action to give us more data about the receiver which we would like to collect using jotform. So we have a link in the email to a landingpage with a jotform embedded.
    But instead of asking the user to TYPE his email, carrying it over from the mail he just received, via the link URL(email embedded in the URL) to the landingpage, filling the email field with the email carried over from the email he just received and clicked a link in.
    Thereby making it easier for the user, and minimizing errors
    Does it make sense ;)
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    Answered by KadeJM
    Do you mean you want the users email address part of the URL for your website link they are filling out your form which it's embedded on?
    So for instance based on your above explanation you have Form A embedded on Page A and Form A's email field inserts email address into Page A's URL.
    Am I understanding this correctly? Please correct me if needed.
    To my knowledge I would recommend setting it up as Form A embedded on Page A sends user to Page B with Encoded Url containing included Email Address from Form A.
    You can enable this ability with Post Data from the thank you page to build on.
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    Answered by KadeJM on December 02, 2015 at 12:12 PM

    Yes that makes more sense now and thank you for the clarification. 

    You pretty much want the embedded form on the landing page to be able to pull the email address from the user without them having to type it themselves.

    To my current knowledge I believe it may be possible so long as the form contains an email field to send it into.

    Please allow us some time to look into this a bit more to see if we can find a way to help you with it.

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    Answered by KadeJM on December 02, 2015 at 12:51 PM

    UPDATE - It may be possible but it seems there's a slim chance that it could work so it's not something that we could fully guarantee.

    It would likely require something along the lines of www.domain.com/some-page?email=user@example.com as an example. 

    I thought we might have a partly related thread from a long time ago in a similar but different fashion of this though unfortunately I could not find it and neither could my colleague.

    You'd most likely have to use something outside of jotform to make this work to pull it in while generating the links such as through your campaign. The links would need to be user-based unique links for each of your user to pull their email in without error. If not then that would lead to various other problems or not be captured at all.

    Also be advised you'd have to use the scripting method or better yet the form's full source code to work around it as a possiblity since if using an iframe it would otherwise be ignored if embedded.

    If there is any news about an update or a feasible solution to help you with this then myself or one of my colleagues will return to your thread here and inform you in another update.

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    Answered by comwell on December 03, 2015 at 09:45 AM
    Thanks, i figured it out now and its working ;)
    http://www.comwell.dk/testsider/thomas5?email=!!Email_Address!!&fuldeNavn[first]=!!First_Name!!&fuldeNavn[last]=!!Last_Name!!&id4=!!Original_ID!!
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    Med venlig hilsen/Best regards
    Comwell a-s
    Thomas Reimer
    Webmaster
    Bomhusvej 13 st tv, 2100 Kenhavn br/>Tel direct: +45 4547 3071
    Switchboard: +45 4541 0033
    Mobile: +45 30172160
    Reimer@comwell.dk
    www.comwell.dk
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    Dato: onsdag den 2. december 2015 kl. 18.51
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    Emne: Re: auto fill email when accessing the jotform from a newsletter
    A new response has been received:
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    Answered by KadeJM
    UPDATE - It may be possible but it seems there's a slim chance that it could work so it's not something that we could fully guarantee.
    It would likely require something along the lines of www.domain.com/some-page?email=user@example.com as an example.
    I thought we might have a partly related thread from a long time ago in a similar but different fashion of this though unfortunately I could not find it and neither could my colleague.
    You'd most likely have to use something outside of jotform to make this work to pull it in while generating the links such as through your campaign. The links would need to be user-based unique links for each of your user to pull their email in without error. If not then that would lead to various other problems or not be captured at all.
    Also be advised you'd have to use the scripting method or better yet the form's full source code to work around it as a possiblity since if using an iframe it would otherwise be ignored if embedded.
    If there is any news about an update or a feasible solution to help you with this then myself or one of my colleagues will return to your thread here and inform you in another update.
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    Answered by KadeJM on December 03, 2015 at 10:50 AM

    Awesome! Glad to hear that worked out for you! :)

    If you ever need help with anything else feel free to ask us in a new thread