- Michael ReadeAsked on February 24, 2016 at 04:54 AM
Is it possible to repopulate one form with details that have already been submitted in another form to cut down on data entry?
Here's the situation:
I ask academics to apply for grant funding via this form:
Over a year later we ask people who were successful to complete an Impact Report via this form:
As you can see the fields in Sections 1 and 2 are the same, e.g "First Name", "Family Name", "email"
Thanks for your help.
Grand Challenges, OVPR,
University College London
- CharlieAnswered on February 24, 2016 at 09:45 AM
You can only prepopulate when it's a new submission and if you have setup form 1 to have a custom prepopulated link for form 2.
Here's a guide about it: http://www.jotform.com/help/351-How-to-automatically-pass-form-data-to-another-form
However, if you have not setup form 1 that way, then the only way that I can think of that you can prepopulate the 2nd form based on the existing submission data on form 1 is using the API to fetch data. You'll need to create or hire a developer to have a custom script that will automatically prepopulate form 2.
Here's the specific section in our API documentation about fetching submission data: http://api.jotform.com/docs/#submission-id
I hope that gives you an idea on how to proceed.